Louisiana medical center holds candle ceremony
Nov 4, 2011
The West Jefferson Medical Center in Louisiana, held a Pink Candle Light Ceremony to not only honor those who have survived breast cancer but also those who took care of the patients while they were in treatement, according to West Bank Community News.
All of the members of the oncology staff at the center joined in the celebration that these women and men survived breast cancer. The event ended with Reverend Barbara Duke sharing a prayer asking to "give those people knowledge who are looking for a cure that we come together again on another night to celebrate the banishment of this dreaded disease."
Now that National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, it is important that organizations, family members and caregivers remember that there are still millions who are suffering from the disease and that giving support can be imperative to many patients.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. It is the second most common form of cancer among women, following only skin cancer.