NAGS HEAD, N.C.—The North Banks Rotary Club became the latest organization to accept the challenge of The Outer Banks Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center to wear pink on Fridays in October as part of national breast cancer awareness month.

“The members of our club felt this was a great opportunity to encourage women to routinely have a mammogram performed because it is the best defense against breast cancer, and is the most treatable when it is found early,” said Charles Hardy, a member of the North Banks Rotary Club.

The Outer Banks Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center is dedicated to helping patients with cancer better understand their diagnosis and treatment and cope with the disease. The Center, which was created with funds generated by The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council, offers a variety of services to help people dealing with cancer. This includes education, counseling, and helping patients connect with others sharing the same experience. All services of the Cancer Resource Center are provided at no cost. The Center is located on the second floor of the Medical Office Building adjacent to The Outer Banks Hospital and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment. For more information, please call 252.449.7350, or email [email protected].

Photo note: Members of the North Banks Rotary Club wear pink in support of national breast cancer month. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Dare County and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women.