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HCC Hosts “Every Woman Counts!”

Halifax Community College hosted “Every Woman Counts!” during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), Oct. 8 at The Centre. Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Carolyn Stuart, served as mistress of ceremony for the event.

After the welcome given by Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., HCC president, a recognition of special guests and cancer survivors was held. Tony Brown, Halifax County manager, made a presentation of the BCAM proclamation. Dorothy White-Cannon, a breast cancer survivor, gave her testimonial and Ronnie Smith, a co-survivor, talked about ways that family and friends can support those dealing with cancer. A “Bells for Remembrance” candle lighting ceremony was conducted by the Rural Health Group Lay Health Advisors.

Afterwards, a balloon release of pink and white balloons was held in honor of those who have passed on and also survivors. Several exhibitors featured information and giveaways during the fair portion of the event.