The Mt. Calvary Center hosts events to raise awareness about breast cancer and COVID-19

Balloons released in honor of breast cancer patients during the Breat Cancer Awareness Walk in Elizabethtown on October 29th (Photo by Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development)

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) – The Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development is hosting two events this weekend that will focus on breast cancer and COVID-19 awareness.

An event was held at Elizabethtown Soccer Park in Bladen County on Friday, October 29, which included a breast cancer awareness walk.

Debra Maxwell, NC NAACP state president, spoke at the event, which included a balloon release ceremony in honor of the survivors as well as in memory of those who may have battled the disease.

COVID-19 vaccine information and vaccinations were also available to those interested and almost 20 people were vaccinated.

“We are focused on improving the lives of the communities we serve, and events like this are just a small way to provide information, resources and support,” said Dr. Jimmy., President of the Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development T. Tate. “We look forward to continuing to be a strong advocate for community health throughout Southeast North Carolina.”

On Saturday, October 30th, Mt. Calvary will host an event in Pender County in the Burgaw Office of the Center, located on Highway 117 just across from the State Employees’ Credit Union.

The free event starts at 11:00 AM and includes commentary from local guides and breast cancer survivors.

A number of other community resources as well as COVID-19 vaccinations, including the Moderna booster, will be available for those interested.

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