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Local medical, health facilities join together to 'Fight Like a Girl'

Local medical and health facilities have joined together to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

Every Friday in the month of October, they will be wearing "Fight Like a Girl" pink t-shirts to work.

"Each and every one of us eventually are affected by breast cancer, or know someone who is," said April Norman, who thought of the program.

Mrs. Norman is the director of operations at Regional Open MRI in Thomson, where they are selling the t-shirts to anyone who would like to join the effort. Mrs. Norman said Regional Open MRI does not do breast MRI's, so there is no advantage to them to sell the shirts.

"It's just us all coming together for a good cause," she said.

Employees at McDuffie Regional Medical Center and the Family Y helped Mrs. Norman with the program and will be wearing the shirts every Friday, also.

Mrs. Norman said several area doctors' offi ce staff will wear the shirts, as well as employees at the county tax offi ce and commissioners office.

"I was riding down the road, and I actually had a genius moment," Mrs. Norman said as she explained how the idea came to be. "And it ballooned in 24 hours."

The t-shirts are available at the Regional Open MRI offi ce in the old Winn Dixie shopping center on the Augusta Highway. The shirts are $10, and are available in Large and X-Large only, although other sizes may be ordered. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

"I encourage everyone to show their community support and help us make the donations for breast cancer research," Mrs. Norman said. For more information, call Mrs. Norman at 706-595- 4674.

Web posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010

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