The Chattooga High School Student Council donated $500 to the Breast Center at Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday. The money was raised last month when student council members hosted a cancer awareness night at the basketball games against Gordon Central. Floyd Medical Breast Center Outreach Coordinator, Tammy Thornton, informed the student council that North West Georgia, especially the counties of Chattooga, Polk and Walker, has an extremely high mortality rate for breast cancer because women are not being screened for the disease.
FMC is working to change this statistic with their recent addition of a mobile unit that provides mammograms and other screenings to women. The mobile unit rolls through Chattooga County on the first Monday of every month and stations itself in the parking lot of the Floyd Urgent Care. To make an appointment to get screened you may call 706-509-6840.