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Blessing Hospital opens breast center awareness store

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Updated: Oct. 5, 2021 at 3:40 PM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) -October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Blessing Hospital is raising awareness and funds for those who suffer from the disease.

For the 16th year, Blessing Hospital is opening up its Breast Cancer Awareness Store at 28th and Chestnut.

The store will sell breast cancer awareness themed clothing and other merchandise with all proceeds going to patients who struggle to afford breast cancer testing and treatments.

Breast Center Manager Dawn Herzog said Tuesday this store is important for raising breast cancer awareness out in the community.

“It’s very important that woman understand the need for screening mammograms and I think when they see these shirts out in the community, it’s just a reminder to them that this is very important that you need to get this done,” Herzog said.

Blessing Hospital diagnoses around 100 women with breast cancer every year.

The store is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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