Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehab and Reliant Rehabilitation are proud to sponsor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?a time to promote regular mammograms and increase early detection of breast cancer.

In honor of our Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a free Survivorís Tea will be hosted by Cherokee Rose and Reliant at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Somervell County Citizens Center.

Survivors of breast cancer and family and friends are encouraged to take part in the celebration of life.

An estimated one in eight women in the United States will get breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early when there is the best chance for treatment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in White, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

f you are 40-49 years old, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often you need them. If you are age 50 or older, get a mammogram every two years.

If you have any additional questions and concerns about the Oct. 25 event, contact Ashley Woodley at (512) 924-0789 or Tim Purviance at (806) 672-4594.