October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign designed to increase awareness of the disease.

It's held to educate the community on the importance of mammograms, self-breast exams and early detection. The East Texas Pin-A-Sister will be hosting an event at the Tyler Public Library on Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Event panelist include Ebony Fowler of Lush Group’s Events and Community Outreach; Johnny Barrera, B-Fit Personal Training; Tosha Blackmon-Lacy, Black Nurses Rock; Regina Davis, ETMC director; and Tracy Sawyer, Ross Breast Center.

A pinning ceremony will be performed for all attending women who pledge accountability to self-breast exam and schedule mammograms as needed.

Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave. in Downtown Tyler.

More information about this event can be found on the Library website or by calling (903) 593-7323.