BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STRESSED AT SUMTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL The morning of October 21, 2011 was cool but the significance of Breast Cancer Awareness was stressed. At 8:45 a.m., students from the seventh grade of Sumter County Middle School began a day-long, three-session, awareness activity. Many local city and county officials as well as cancer survivors were invited to the first kick-off session at 8:45 a.m. After the reading of local cancer survivors and the lighting of a candle to salute their lives, a group of the first session 7th graders began a walk in the rear parking area of Sumter County Middle. "I am a cancer survivor. It is vital that we educate these students about awareness and indicators of possible traumatic disease. Breast Cancer is only one trauma that allows us to share education and information with all of our students. We must educate in the classroom and about their lives," said Mrs. Ernestine Carter. After the outdoor opening and student walk, many session were held in different areas of Sumter County Middle.
Attending the Breast Cancer Awareness program were two community survivors, Ms. Minnie Pearl Barthell and Deatrice Harris lit candles as survivor names were read. Also attending the event was Sumter County Board of Commissioner member, Mr. Al Hurley. Sumter County Middle School survivors are Selena Wallace, Janie Staffin, Ernestine Carter.
Here, Mrs. Carter, addresses the first of three sessions of the Breast Cancer Awareness Fair at Sumter County Middle School.