Panama City-- The month of October is breast cancer awareness month and as the month comes to a close, several young women are learning about the importance of early detection.
Fourty girl scouts spent Saturday afternoon at Gulf Coast Medical Center's Diagnostic center working towards earning their pink ribbon badge.
The girls learned about diet and nutrition, statistics, the importance of mammograms and the emotions of cancer from a cancer survivor herself.
"Not only to reach the girls bu also their mothers, grandmothers and their aunts so that we could help really urge them to work towards early detection and learn how to do breast self exams and not be afraid of the work cancer because it doesn't mean that it's a death sentence. It's something that is treatable these days," said Event Organizer, Charla Carter.
Carter says it is so important for young women to realize that cancer found early, is 100 percent treatable.