Flossmoor recognized National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the Oct. 2 Board of Trustees meeting, and Mayor Michelle Nelson presented a copy of a proclamation to three local survivors of the disease.
Nelson introduced Jill Kopec, Annette Driscoll and Kelly Rose before reading the proclamation.
“These three ladies have gone on their own journey over the past year to two years dealing with breast cancer. I am just incredibly proud of all of you. You’re such fighters,” Nelson said. “Thank you for being here to set an example for everybody who is going through this type of battle and also to encourage other folks to go for early detection.”
The three women, along with the trustees and village staff were wearing T-shirts with “Flossmoor Fire: Fighting for a Cure” on the back and pink accents consistent with Breast Cancer Month colors. The shirts were provided by the Flossmoor Fire Department as a show of support.
The proclamation stated, in part, “We stand with the courageous women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and honor those who have lost their battle to this terrible disease … Cancer touches so many families across the country — including ours. It is up to all of us to continue fighting for a cure and to ensure that every American has access to the quality care they need.”