Breast Cancer Awareness Month Begins!

Every October, men and women unite to raise awareness for breast cancer. This year, Mills Breast Cancer Institute is not letting the month pass without raising money for it's many patient programs.

"Everybody thinks they see pink so much, but honestly there are still a lot of women out there that are not getting their mammogram," said nurse navigator Mary Van Cleave.

At Tanger Outlets in Tuscola on Saturday, the institute spread the word that early detection can save lives.

"It was a routine mammogram,” said breast cancer survivor Suzanne Moody.  “I thought, oh, it will be fine. And they said we want to see you again. And I thought, that's odd. But I went, and they found that it was cancer."

Now, Suzanne Moody is cancer free. She celebrated her status Saturday afternoon on the grounds of the outlet mall where women learned the importance of supporting pink.

"It could be time, effort, transportation, any number of things. And that's one of the things that I do, is I help to overcome some of those barriers," said Van Cleave.

Everyone on who came supported the institute by purchasing a $5 book of coupons valid in many of the stores at the outlet. 

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