When it comes to women and breast cancer, the statistics are startling. The Centers for Disease Control reports that about one of every eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. And a women’s risk of developing the disease increases as she gets older. Even Girl Scouts’ lively and energetic founder, Juliette Low, died of breast cancer.
Troop 21087 worked to educate women about this issue by supporting the Pink Ribbon Celebration on October 11 at the Knoxville Expo Center, a celebration for breast cancer survivors. They even made special table tying raising breast cancer awareness to Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary
The girls operated very busy silent auction and ticket auction tables.
“The girls not only volunteered for a good cause, but showed off their recently earned Social Butterfly Badge skills by joining guests in the dining area,” says troop leader Ginger Klein. “Girls felt comfortable in this social setting, while they enjoyed speakers and musical talent.”