$20,000 raised for Athens-Limestone breast cancer software | Community Spirit
Athens Fire & Rescue Auxillary raised $20,000 selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts.
The money was presented in the form of a check presented during a luncheon Wednesday. The event was hosted by Athens-Limestone Hospital, who will be using the funds to purchase MRI breast coil, software that can detect cancer the size of a pin head.
Early detection with mammograms and technology such as the MRI breast coil can help increase survival rates. The American Cancer Society estimates these type efforts have lowered overall breast cancer death rates by 33 percent.
There are a few AFRA shirts left, and proceeds will be added to the money already donated. Short-sleeves are $15 and long-sleeves are $20.
To purchase a shirt, call Dawn Blakely at 256-233-8710.
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