Weekly Feature

2017-10-12 / Business

Girls sell pins for breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness is a frequent topic in the Blackburn household.

Kelsey Blackburn is a mammography technician at Southtowns Radiology, the medical imaging and diagnostic imaging practice located at 550 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. Her daughters — Raekell, a fourth-grade student at Global Charter School in Lackawanna, and Sirayah, a first-grader — know that their mother and her co-workers work every day to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage, and the girls are well aware of the effects of the disease.

According to a Southtowns Radiology official, Raekell and Sirayah wanted to do their part to join the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

The two girls have created breast cancer awareness pins and are selling them for $1. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. To date, the girls have made more than 200 pins.

The “Making Strides” walk takes place at 10:15 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 14 at Canalside, to raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer.

Raekell and Sirayah sell the pins at their school and at Southtowns Radiology. The practice also has offices in Hamburg and Orchard Park.

The girls’ pins can also be purchased at the “Making Strides” walk.

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