Breast cancer awareness

By Nola Sizemore

October 30, 2013

Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise

With October being designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month, local businesses have found ways to display their support. The Harlan County Health Department used pumpkins, mums and pink accessories to raise awareness of the need to have annual mammograms for early detection of breast cancer.

Stephanie Vanover, director of LifeCare Ambulance Service, said she decided to paint one of her ambulances pink not only to honor her late father, Darrell Vanover, who recently passed away as a result of colon cancer, but to bring awareness to those who suffer from breast cancer. Vanover said this is just one way of showing the community that “they care.” She said “as long as people have hope there is a chance. If just one person sees this ambulance and offers up a prayer for someone suffering from cancer, then maybe that might alleviate someone else’s pain. This ambulance represents hope — hope for a cure for this awful disease.”