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Posted on Thursday October 17, 2019
Get Fit Rockingham & Rockingham County 9-1-1 Center lifted one of their fellow employees, Emily Thacker, with "Heroes for a Cure, Breast Cancer Walk!"
Get Fit Rockingham is excited to support the efforts of the Rockingham County 9-1-1 Center as they lift one of our fellow employees, Emily Thacker, (bio below) with Heroes for a Cure, Breast Cancer Walk.  Heroes for a Cure is a 1-mile, fun walk and 5k that will be held Thursday, Oct. 17th, at 5:30pm, Rockingham County Governmental Center. All participants will get a stamp, and registration before Oct. 7th will guarantee a shirt. Early bird registration will end Sept. 25th and will be $20. After September 25th, registration increases to $25., To register, please visit the link below and for more information, please see the flyer attached. 
MEET EMILY THACKER, Rockingham County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator & Eden Rescue Squad Volunteer
I would like to introduce you to Emily Thacker.  Emily is a Rockingham County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator and a volunteer in the Eden Rescue Squad.  Emily is a 34-year-old, single mother of three children (ages 11, 6, 5) and lives in Eden.  Emily was diagnosed with Stage 1 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer.  Emily has been a trooper since her diagnosis.  She has had multiple doctor’s appointments for testing, scans, and biopsies. Emily has had to leave work for appointments and came back to work afterwards.  Emily had a double mastectomy on Oct. 1, 2019; followed by reconstructive surgery; and possibly chemo and radiation afterwards.  This will be, not only a lengthy process for her, but a costly one as well.  Come put your Breast foot forward, be a part of HEROES FOR A CURE, and walk for Emily on Oct. 17th, 5:30pm, Rockingham County Governmental Center 371 NC Hwy. 65, Reidsville, 27320. 

Rockingham County Government's Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates announced several ways the Emergency Services staff is educating the community about Breast Cancer Awareness.  Throughout the month of Oct., you'll see EMS staff members wearing pink shirts to THINK PINK!  All Rockingham County ambulances have a pink, magnetic, breast cancer awareness ribbon attached to the doors.


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