Screenings, health fair offered

Published 9:35 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vidant Health and its physician partners are ramping up breast cancer awareness with several local events planned for October.
According to a press release from the organization, free breast-cancer screenings will be held today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vidant Family Medicine-Aurora, 151 Third Street, Aurora; on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon and Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Vidant Women’s Care-Washington, 1204 Brown Street, Washington.
Friday, the organization will host a Women’s Health Fair from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the entrance of Walmart, 570 Pamlico Plaza, Washington.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — the month dedicated to educating women about breast cancer by stressing the importance of early detection through regular self-breast exams and mammography.