WATCH: Ohio Entrepreneur Opens State’s First Black-Owned Breast Cancer Center to Honor His Late Mother

After tragically losing his mother to breast cancer, an Akron man honored her legacy by opening Ohio’s first ever Black-owned breast cancer center in her memory.

At the emotional grand opening ceremony Saturday afternoon, Lavar Jacobs cut the ribbon on what he says has been a dream since his 49-year-old mom passed away in 2009.

“I’ve always had the vision of the Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer Resource center,” Lavar said. “She didn’t get to do everything she had planned. She deserves more of a legacy.”

Jacobs is the founder of the nonprofit organization Not Just October. He says wearing pink in the month of October is a nice way to bring awareness to breast cancer, but for folks affected by the disease, it’s a year-round battle.

Lavar witnessed his mom struggle doing even basic everyday activities, which is why he made sure The Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer Resource Center provides more than just medical resources.

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SOURCE: WKYC, January Keaton

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