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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reaffirm our commitment to fighting breast cancer and to remind ourselves and others the importance of prevention and early detection.

 Paula Vail loves football. It is one of her favorite sports. She is also a huge Shelbyville Rams supporter and a breast cancer survivor. When asked if she would participate in the support group of the Shelbyville Rams’ Tackle Breast Cancer football game, she leaped at the opportunity.

On Saturday, September 29, the Shelby County Cystic Fibrosis Event held its seventh fundraiser. Those affected by cystic fibrosis (CF), family members, volunteers and supporters of all ages came together to raise funds to change CF from cystic fibrosis to cure found.

In honor of the hospital’s patron saint, St. Francis whose feast day is Oct. 4, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital will hold their first pet blessing. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the peace garden located on the east lawn of the hospital. Father Marianna will lead the blessing.

Just in time for those Halloween parties and back by popular demand, learn the moves to Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller.” This dance is the latest free exercise class that HSHS Good Shepherd and the Shelby County Senior Center are sponsoring.

In 1916, a group of citizens led by Senator George Chafee and his wife saw the growing community of Shelbyville as a progressive place to live, work and raise a family. It had a fine school, jobs and was a thriving, bustling community. It had doctors, but it didn’t have a hospital. 
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