The Center of Hope at Emmett Reed is bringing breast cancer awareness into focus this October with a pair of events supporting the 32209 community.

Pink Party on Oct 4: On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Center will host a Pink Party at Emmett Reed Community Center from 6-8 p.m. First Coast News anchor Jeannie Blaylock, an advocate for self-checks and early detection of breast cancer with Buddy Check 12, joins a panel of 32209 community members to share the importance of early detection. The Pink Party will be a festive event, featuring food, games and fellowship, as well as raffles and on-site registration for the upcoming Buddy Bus on Oct. 21. Click here for the full press release, click here for the event flier, and handout photo of Jeannie Blaylock.

Buddy Bus on Oct. 21: Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly treated cancer at Baptist MD Anderson in Jacksonville? The Buddy Bus aims to make mammograms and 3D imaging more accessible to people on the First Coast. Their next stop at the Center of Hope at Emmett Reed will be Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration by Oct. 12 is required to save your spot on the Buddy Bus; click here to go to the registration form. To download the official event flier, click here. To download the press release for this event, click here. Click here for a handout photo of the Buddy Bus provided by Baptist MD Anderson; please credit Baptist MD Anderson.

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