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Features Health & Wellness Lung cancer topic of Ladies Night Out

At the upcoming Nov. 12, Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Lung Cancer. Most people know that smoking causes cancer, but may not realize how many nonsmokers get lung cancer, too. Every year, 16,000 to 24,000 Americans die of lung cancer, even though they have never smoked. In fact, if lung cancer in nonsmokers had its own category, it would rank among the top 10 fatal cancers in the United States.

This program will be held two times this date in the cafeteria at AMC. One will be at 4 p.m. and one will be at 6:30 p.m. The same presentation will be given at both meetings. All women are invited to attend one of these meetings and are asked to encourage all the women in their life over the age of 13 years, to attend with them.

Door prize winners for Ladies Night Out in October for the 6:30 p.m. meeting were Doris Henry, Judy Lake, Sheila Frazier, Mary Larson, Leona McMahan, Pam McClellan, Shaquona Burns, Plu Ku, Tanisha McKey, Kiaira Dawson, and Brianna Allen.Ladies Night Out is a partnership between Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center (AMC) to provide free monthly programs on a variety of health topics for women with an emphasis on the importance of regular health screenings. The Franklin Bi-Lo and Fatz of Franklin are corporate sponsors and provide snacks and door prizes each month. Dodge Packaging Specialties, Inc. provides paper products and Indian Hills Spring Water provides bottled water.

For more information about Ladies Night Out, contact Dawn Wilde Burgess at (828)349-2426.

Door prize winners for Ladies Night Out in October for the 4 p.m. meeting were JoAnn Yust, Betty Floyd, Kathy Stamey, Joyce Rogers, Dorothy Crawford, Carol Yard, Sarah Wilks, Grace Johnson, Lucille Cocke, Dorothy Lee Cox Thompson.

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