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Kid's health fair also educates about breast cancer

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A Head Start center in southeast Dallas is using its annual children's health fair to also teach their parents about the importance of breast cancer screenings.

The Margaret H. Cone Center on Friday morning featured the typical fun for kids, such as tricycle races, but also included a mobile mammogram unit for the youngsters' mothers and caregivers.

Additionally, health care providers conducted seminars, while staffers released pink and white balloons to remember women who have died from breast cancer, including one student's mom.

"This is the opportunity to pay tribute to her, as well, and also let the community know, and the parents here know, about the health resources we have for them in the community," center representative Felicia Bluitt said.

Bluitt said the center plans to make the awareness campaign a permanent part of its annual fair.

October is breast cancer awareness month and FOX 4 is once again a proud sponsor of the Dallas Komen Race for the Cure at Northpark Center.

Visit our Breast Cancer Awareness page for event details and breast cancer resources:

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