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WTXL holds Pinked Out Question Center

WTXL holds Pinked Out Question Center
WTXL holds Pinked Out Question Center
Posted at 2:39 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 23:06:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you might have noticed several of us here at WTXL wearing pink today.

It's because we hosted a *Pinked Out* "WTXL Question Center" earlier tonight.

Representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Leon County were in our newsroom answering your phone calls about anything related to breast cancer -- like best prevention practices, how to get a voucher for a free mamogram, or how to get help.

One of the call-takers today, who's also a breast cancer survivor, Bernetta Brown, says early detection is key.

"It saved my life," she said. "I was a stage two, a very harsh type of breast cancer. It saved my life, had I not known about the program it is a possiblity that I wouldn't be here today."

To see if you qualify for the breast and cervical cancer early detection program and it's benefits, call (850) 404-6404.

Meanwhile, the office is participating in five outreach events this month, in Monticello, Greenville, Panacea, and two in Tallahassee.