Walking the beat in Pink for a good cause


The end of Breast Cancer Awareness month is near, and Kern County Public Health teamed up with Links for Life, Thursday, to raise money for people living with the disease.

Public Health employees and volunteers walked in pink down Mount Vernon Avenue, outside the Public Health building in Northeast Bakersfield.

“This is one of those important issues that we need to remember that affects all of us. We all know somebody that’s been touched, or ourselves, by cancer, especially breast cancer,” said Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health.

Constantine says awareness is important because cancer is the number one cause of death in Kern County.

According to the Executive Director of Links for Life, Jennifer Henry, good nutrition and activity can lower your risk of breast cancer.

The money raised by Links for Life goes toward providing mammograms for women who may not be able to afford them on their own, or who may not have access to the right facilities.

The non-profit also plans to bring a mobile mammogram unit to Arvin on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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