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Local Girl Scout Daughters and Mothers Explore Breast Cancer Awareness with Daisies In Bloom Event
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, died in 1927 of Breast Cancer.

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Houston, October, 2003) Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s Breast Cancer Awareness Committee will host ‘Daisies In Bloom: A Celebration of Life”, a special program for mothers and daughters about breast cancer awareness, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe, on Saturday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors will attend the event with their mothers or other special female adult.

Activities include a performance from the Pink Ribbon Dancers, “dancers in motion against breast cancer,” presentations from mammography technologists and how-to sessions on recognizing symptoms and conducting breast self-exams.

“It is truly imperative that we educate the next generation of young girls and women about breast cancer. Prevention is key to stalling this disease,” says Dorothy Patterson, chair of the San Jacinto Council’s Breast Cancer Awareness Committee.

The Daisies in Bloom event has grown every year, and has evolved as the signature breast health awareness event for the San Jacinto Council. Participating Girl Scouts will also tour the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center, and see what a mammogram machine looks like. Each participating mother/daughter team will learn the three components of good breast health.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the premiere organization for all girls—building character, values and skills for a lifetime. As the largest Girl Scout Council in Texas, San Jacinto serves more than 58,000 girls and 14,000 adults in 21 east and southeast Texas counties. For information about joining Girl Scouts, or about other Breast Health Awareness initiatives, call 1-800-392-4340 and ask for Membership. Visit us online at www.gssjc.org.

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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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