(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Robin Wilhoit, left, WBIR news anchor and advocate for breast cancer prevention, is
greeted upon her arrival at Newport's Paint the Town Pink celebration by Susie O'Dell,
who is a breast cancer survivor. In the background, center, is O'Dell's father, former
Cocke County Sheriff Tom O'Dell. See more photos of the event in today's edition on
pages 8A and 9A.
|Published: 9:29 AM, 10/11/2012
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-"Get to know your body," emphasized
WBIR news anchor Robin Wilhoit on Wednesday morning, as she addressed a crowd
gathered at the Cocke County Courthouse for Newport's Paint the Town Pink
Wilhoit, who serves as spokesperson for Channel 10's
"Buddy Check" campaign, commended local efforts, led by Newport
Medical Center's Imaging Department, to promote breast cancer awareness during
"Today there is no cure, but there is
awareness," said Wilhoit, pointing out that breast cancer can strike
anyone, men or women, old or young.
"The youngest person with breast cancer I have
interviewed was 21 years old. Sadly she did not survive. The oldest person was
100 years old, and recently celebrated her 102nd birthday," she continued.
"I also interviewed a Knoxville minister, who was
diagnosed twice with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy," she
added. "He is one of many men to develop breast cancer."
"I've convinced our Buddy Check program does save
lives," said Wilhoit. "Find a buddy. It's simple and easy. I've
talked with countless people and the most common comment I've heard is 'I never
thought it would happen to me.'"
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