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Bid for a cancer cure
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Aiming to save lives: Liberty County Health Department employees, and county commissioner and Liberty County Board of Health Chairman Connie Thrift look over a row of jewelry items during a recent auction to raise money for breast cancer research. - photo by Photo by Andrea Washington


Liberty County Health Department and other county employees make bids to support cancer detection, treatment and research.

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The Liberty County Health Department recently hosted a successful silent auction benefit to support the Southeast Georgia Affiliate of the Komen Foundation for the Cure, which works to prevent, treat and cure breast cancer.
Health department employees, staffers from other county offices as well as county commissioner and Liberty County Board of Health Chairman Connie Thrift helped raise $626 for the foundation by bidding on more than 50 pieces of jewelry made by Premier Designs Inc., the manufacturer of high quality costume jewelry.
There were a few friendly bidding wars between fellow employees, but it was all for a good cause, according to LCHD administrator Deidre Michelson.
“The proceeds will benefit women in our area with early detection, treatment and care after they’re diagnosed with breast cancer,” she said.
As bidders circled the table of jewelry in the health department’s conference room, she added the event was also a chance to remind women about the importance of being responsible for their own health.
“It’s very important for women to do their mammograms when they reach 40,” Michelson said, “and to do monthly self breast exams.”
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