Houston turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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HOUSTON, TX – Anyone else notice the world seems a little rosier lately? It’s no mistake. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that means folks everywhere are putting on the pink and taking on the town.

“I went through the challenge of being diagnosed with breast cancer,” says cancer survivor Priscilla Gorner, “having surgery – had five surgeries before it was all said and done – and I’m here today to tell others that they can survive and they will get through.”

Folks from all over are in town doing their part for the Susan G. Komen race for the cure and the Harris Health System held a luncheon honoring breast cancer survivors.

“These are all ladies who have had a breast cancer diagnosis,” says Laura Pena with Harris Health System, “we’re here to celebrate them.”

And while it’s important to celebrate those who have battled the disease and won, the pink you’re seeing around town is to remind you to take the steps necessary to make sure you’re healthy.

“Keep regular doctor appointments,” Priscilla says, “have mammograms, learn how to do self examinations.”

Because while anybody can look good in pink, nothing is more attractive on a woman than courage.