ALBANY, GA (WALB) - October is national breast cancer awareness month.
Phoebe Putney hospital employees made their annual breast care awareness walk today to kick off the month.
Employees make this walk every year to remind women of the importance of a mammogram.
They walked around the facility and along sidewalks with pink balloons to show the community their commitment to saving lives.
Breast nurse navigator Tina Giovingo says "The American Cancer Society states that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime but the good news is the earlier that cancer is diagnosed the better their cure rate and the easier their treatment as well."