As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Harris Breast Care is hosting a reception on Friday, October 8 from 12 – 1 pm at Swain Community Hospital to dedicate the Tree of Hope to honor and remember breast cancer patients.

The reception will include testimonials from breast cancer survivors who have undergone treatment at Harris Regional Hospital, as well as members of the breast cancer care team.

During the dedication of the Tree of Hope, breast cancer survivors and family members of breast cancer patients are invited to place cards on the tree with names of those being honored or remembered. Light refreshments will be served.

Everyone is invited to attend the reception. The tree will remain in place throughout October and community members, patients, and staff are all welcome to place cards on the tree at any time.

Breast cancer is a very real risk for women, but reducing your risk through a healthy lifestyle and early detection through regular screenings can equip you in the fight against it. If you are the age of 40 or older, please schedule your mammogram by calling 844.414.DOCS