Firefighters Make Fashion Statement for Breast Cancer Awareness

Soto is one of Charlotte's Real Men Wear Pink.

Breast cancer death rates declined nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday.

This week, Maria interviewed Phyllis DeAntonio, RN, MSN, FAAMA who is a System Service Line Administrator for Vidant Cancer Care. In 2015, the breast cancer death rates for black women diagnosed with the disease was 39 percent higher than the rate of white women, according to the Post.

The organization's events will conclude with a November 16 trunk show and check presentation at 6 Underwood's Jewelers, where 10 percent of all sales of David Yurman Jewelry will be donated to the nonprofit (Other local businesses will be donating to the cause.).

"A lot of the people who come share stories, as some of our members are actually survivors that take the class and support the program", he noted. "I was 28 years old, happily married, three awesome kids and then I met an unbelievable young lady that changed my life and my family's life forever", she says.

"The way we look at it, we're all one community, so whatever we can do as a business and as a family here, on behalf of the Taylor's, to help out the community", said Taylor Garbage Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Stephen Donnelly.

"Everyone knows someone who has been touched by breast cancer", Reed said in a press release. This special event is a way to draw attention and raise awareness for an important cause that is near and dear to so many. For more information about Bar Louie, and to find information about participating locations and hours, visit As part of ascena's Premium Fashion segment, the company operates Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory Stores, LOFT, LOFT Outlet and Lou & Grey stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The non-profit has been the association's main recipient for breast cancer donations.

The Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program provides high-quality breast screening throughout Ontario to two groups of women: most women ages 50 to 74 are screened every two years with mammography.

The MammoPads are placed on the glass plate of the X-ray machine allowing the technologist to better position a patient's breast tissue for screening and obtain more of the chest wall in the image.

  • Joanne Flowers