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Save A Life; Wear Pink

Lt. Jeff Kimbrell,  Amarillo Fire Department Lt. Jeff Kimbrell, Amarillo Fire Department
Amanda Shelton, Harrington Breast Center Amanda Shelton, Harrington Breast Center

Maxine Ridling
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - More lives are being saved and local doctors are thanking the one's who are wearing pink.

The one's who are saving lives on a daily basis are now saving lives just by what they are wearing.

"A man is a man who is not afraid to wear pink," Amarillo Fire Department Lt. Jeff Kimbrell says.

October 26, 27, and 28th, Amarillo fire fighters are wearing pink honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month.

"We are able to show the community our support and to raise the kind of money that we did hopefully we will be able to that this year," Lt. Kimbrell said.

Last year, they raised nearly $3,000.00 for both The Harrington Breast Center and Susan G. Komen by selling these T-shirts.

Local doctors say it's people like them who are influencing more women to get mammogram's.

"I think there is a lot more pink in the air," Amanda Shelton from the Harrington Breast Center says, "There is a lot more people going to health fairs, there is a lot more people in schools raising awareness which helps get their parents involved and it helps get a lot more people out there aware the fact that they need to get their mammogram."

The Harrington breast center has seen more than two thousand women receive mammogram's this month, that's a two percent increase from last year.

The Women's Imaging Center is also saying busy.

"We've seen a 25 percent increase," Dr. Andrew Bauer from The Women's Imaging Center.

Local doctors warn this isn't the only month people need to be reminded of this disease.

"Women's physicians everyone has to be aware of the importance of womens health," Dr. Bauer added, "This month in particular is the designated month but we need to address it but we have to be aware every month."

There are a reported 2.5 breast cancer survivors nationwide.

 

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