Kentucky Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Kentuckians are proudly sporting their pink.

Outside the courthouse in Richmond, breast cancer survivors and their supporters helped paint the town pink for a sixth year in a row.

At a kickoff event Monday afternoon, people learned more about breast cancer detection, signed up for mammograms, and supported friends still battling cancer.

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Doctors recommend women who are 40 years old should get a yearly mammogram.

Wilma Rhodus, a 14-year breast cancer survivor, said, "If you never had your mammogram, you should have that done. That’s how I found mine."

Survivors and their supporters then took a walk around Richmond together, where businesses are offering breast cancer awareness specials and deals.



At Liberty Elementary School in Lexington, teachers placed pink ribbons on a large tree in the cafeteria.

Each ribbon has the name of a student’s family member who has battled breast cancer.