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Local judges hold annual “Pink Day” at Nueces County Courthouse

Posted at 10:29 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 19:23:29-04

Some local judges greeted potential jurors at the Nueces County Courthouse with an important message this morning.

Judge Missy Medary greeting a man arriving for jury duty this morning.

Several judges wore pink robes and pink ties as they passed out several stickers to people reporting to jury duty.

They were doing it in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

As the judge passed out the stickers, they reminded people of the importance of getting checked early for the potentially deadly disease.

Judge DeAnne Galvan places a breast cancer awareness sticker on a firefighter arriving at the Nueces County Courthouse.

Judge Missy Medary organized this annual event. She first held the event nine years ago at the Municipal Courthouse.

She then moved the event to the Nueces County Courthouse 8 years ago when she became the judge for the 347th District Court.

Judge Medary hopes this event will save someone’s life.

“It’s incredibly important for people to realize that early detection can save your life,” she said. “If we can have one person go out there and get an exam and maybe prevent something from happening to them, then it’s all worth it.”

Judge Missy Medary has been holding the annual event for the past 9 years.