Oxford PD To Wear Pink In October

He said their campaign is normally just for breast cancer, but they decided to make a change this year.


“By spreading awareness of male breast cancer, we can encourage men to take symptoms seriously, and urge screening from a medical professional”, Sen.

Break rooms are always a place where wonderful treats await co-workers. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women and is diagnosed in eight women every day. She supports projects like the pink ribbons the city of Herrin, its chamber of commerce, and hospital put up around town for breast cancer awareness. I know that by raising funds and walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, I will help save lives from breast cancer.

It would be hard to find someone that hasn’t known anyone who has been affected by breast cancer, and a result, the Police Department would like to participate in bringing awareness to the cause and doing their part, as other organizations do. About two decades ago, the foundation began handing out pink ribbons at its fundraising runs to call attention to the disease. She said the pink fountain symbolizes to her the courage of a breast cancer survivor.

“National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer“, Smith said.

Researchers found African American women are more likely to die than Caucasian women from breast cancer because they develop more aggressive tumors. “You’re going to see pink on every street, and we’re the first in Connecticut to do that”. There are now more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

“Don’t be nervous. It’s a 15 minute exam from the time you enter to the time you leave that could literally save your life”, Weyer said.


Funds raised provide local resources such as wigs, transportation for cancer patients and counseling, she said. Last year, Service King teammates from locations across the country rallied to raise a total of $112,000 for the Foundation’s mission of “Helping Women Now”.

One of the Police Department's vehicles has been adorned in pink as part of the town's Pink Pledge initiative marking Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Norma Pfriem Breast Center's 15th anniversary