Thursday, October 04, 2007
Breast Cancer Awareness
This morning I went to a press conference for the launch of new phones by Samsung and I was really surprised to see that each attendant would be given a pink ribbon at the entrance. I photographed several of them... It turns out that Samsung sponsors a breast cancer awareness association. At the same time, an exhibition called "I had breast cancer, so what?" just started at the health Minister. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in France, it kills 11 600 women per year. Screening is free but not enough women take advantage of it. The goal of the health ministry is to get 70% of women between age 50 and 74 to have their breast checked.