October Proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments by

FRESNO – Tuesday morning, the Fresno County board of supervisors issued a proclamation stating that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fresno County.

Executive director of Susan G. Komen Central Valley Sharon Johnson accepted the proclamation with Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.  Both women are breast cancer survivors, and Mims has been cancer-free for five years.



“It’s because of early detection that I did so well with my diagnosis,” Mims said.

Johnson said that Susan G. Komen Central Valley has received $2.8 million since 1999 for screenings and treatments.  Much of this money comes from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, returning to the Fresno State campus on Oct. 26.  Johnson also mentioned that race registration and fundraising have also improved this year.

“I am so proud of our community,” she said.  “They’ve really stepped up to the plate.”

To register for the 2013 Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure, click the following link http://centralvalley.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/FRE_CentralValleyAffiliate?fr_id=3468&pg=entry.

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James Olinger is a native of the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from West Hills College in Coalinga, California in 2000 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He joined Business Street in 2004 as a staff writer, and became the associate editor in 2007. He maintains that position today, writing for Business Street Online in a variety of topics.
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