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Marlow Elementary goes pink to fight breast cancer
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Jamie Mercer, left, of the Effingham Imaging Center, and Debra Allen, right, of Marlow Elementary School, show their support in the fight against breast cancer. Allen is a recent survivor of breast cancer. - photo by Photo provided

On Oct. 25, Marlow Elementary participated in a “Pink Out” to raise awareness for breast cancer. The staff members were encouraged to wear jeans along with pink shirts to signify their support for three staff members who have battled breast cancer, along with 39 others whose lives have been affected by the disease.  

Principal Betty Jean Ferguson, school nurse Jamie Vance and other members of the wellness team hosted a “lunch and learn” to provide staff members with vital information about the early detection of breast cancer.

Jamie Mercer, R.T. of the Effingham Hospital Imaging Center, was the guest speaker. She provided material about the three steps to finding breast cancer early: mammograms, breast exams, and breast self-awareness. She also gave out breast cancer awareness pins that included this poem: “Awareness of risks and early detection are every woman’s best protection.”