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article imageWomen paint street pink for breast cancer awareness

By Christopher Bates     Jun 15, 2011 in Health
Dursley - A street in Dursley, England, has been painted pink to promote breast cancer awareness. The campaign was ran by a group of local women.
Jo Ueung, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, led the campaign which took place last Saturday.
Jo believes that if she would have been more cautious in regards to checking her breasts, the chances of curing the cancer would be greater.
According to the Gazette, the district of Stroud has the highest amount of new cases in the United Kingdom, which urged this passionate group of ladies to be heard.
While the theme of the day was focused around breast cancer, volunteers also warned men to regularly check themselves, as various types of cancer often go unnoticed. This was reiterated on information cards which were handed to the public.
Cheryl Downton, group member and fellow breast cancer sufferer, said: "The day was successful in raising awareness and went even better than we’d hoped. It was a really good day and everyone took part. Most of the women we spoke to were very pleased with the leaflet and reacted very positively to what we were doing. The youngsters seemed to be a bit embarrassed and some of the older women thought that they couldn’t be affected by it. It’s important for women of all ages to look after their health as anyone can be affected."
The group managed to hand out a total of 1,498 information cards, and due to its success, want to run the event annually.
Reading held a similar event last year.
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