Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer in Gun Barrel City

Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer in Gun Barrel City
May 03, 2014

Lots of business owners give generously of their time and money, and Gail Hatch, owner of Lake Glass & Mirror in Gun Barrel City is no exception.

Supporting women who are battling breast cancer is a cause near and dear to Gail’s heart. She’s a ten year breast cancer survivor herself, and she knows how devastating the disease can be.

“Dealing with breast cancer was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. I was fortunate that my cancer was caught early and that my treatment was successful, but it was a long, hard fight, and I’m happy to be alive,” Gail says.

Last October, the Lake Glass & Mirror team started what they hope will become an annual tradition in their goal of raising awareness of the importance of mammograms and women’s health.

“Our team wore pink shirts all month, and we altered our logo to include the pink ribbon that symbolizes the fight against breast cancer,” Gail explains.

With her urging, the City of Gun Barrel City proclaimed October Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Lake Glass & Mirror supplied all city officials, employees, police and firefighters with pink ribbon magnets for their vehicles. The Gun Barrel City Council, City Manager and Police Chief accepted pink t-shirts from the company and wore them throughout the month.

“If through our little effort we encouraged or reminded just one woman to go get a mammogram, then we did something important,” Gail says.