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Ladies paint McDonough pink

The Secret Garden, located on the McDonough Square, was among the businesses that participated in a Ladies Night Out event, Thursday, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Secret Garden, located on the McDonough Square, was among the businesses that participated in a Ladies Night Out event, Thursday, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A sea of pink enveloped downtown McDonough, as women displayed their support for the fight against a deadly disease.

A Ladies Night Out promotion was held, Thursday, on the city’s square. The theme centered on battling breast cancer, said Susan Hoffman, executive director of Henry County Cancer Services.

“We wanted to bring out survivors and supporters, to help us get the word out about breast cancer awareness,” she said. “What we’re promoting is early detection.”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hoffman added that breast cancer awareness and education are topics which have gained more attention from the public, recently, both locally and nationally.

Merchants on, and around, The Square, she said, offered discounts in keeping with the breast cancer awareness theme, as part of Ladies Night Out.

“Whenever I go to speak to groups of people, I urge them to, individually, ask the women in their lives, when is the last time they got a mammogram, and encourage them to get one, and to do monthly self-examinations,” said Hoffman.

Sponsors for Thursday’s event included: Henry Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, and Henry Radiation Oncology, in Stockbridge.

Hoffman said a portion of the proceeds from the occasion will help support Henry County Cancer Services.