City raises flag for cancer awareness

NORWICH – A flag was raised outside City Hall Tuesday to encourage women to be screened and examined regularly for the prevention of breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Lori Kemmerer – who works with the cancer outreach program for the Chenango Health Network – met with Norwich Mayor Joe Maiurano to raise the flag early Tuesday morning. According to Kemmerer, this event was only one piece of a group effort known as the ‘Every Woman Counts in Chenango County’ campaign.

The Chenango Health Network campaign alerts women of the importance of screenings, mammograms and follow-ups on a regular basis. The works of the organization is sponsored by the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program and is committed to educating women about the importance of cancer screenings.

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