Hamilton Goes Pink for
Breast Cancer Awareness
In between the changing colors of fall foliage, there was a
lot of pink around the Hamilton Township Municipal Building on Tuesday. And it was for a very good cause.
Tuesday was Hamilton’s Pink Out – an effort to help raise
awareness of breast cancer, which is the second most common cancer among women
in the United States.
Mayor Kelly Yaede and Hamilton’s Division of Health asked
employees to wear pink as solidarity with fellow municipal employees,
Hamiltonians and women from across our country who are currently fighting the
disease, as well as to remember those who lost their courageous battles with breast
cancer, while also standing with survivors who defeated the illness.
For Mayor Yaede, a former Senior Director of Corporate
Relations for the American Cancer Society, raising awareness of breast cancer
is a very important cause.
“When it comes to
cancer, and particularly breast cancer, we know that early detection is
Mayor Yaede. “By doing our part to help raise awareness, our local government is
helping to make a difference.”
Throughout the month of October, Hamilton’s Division of
Health has conducted an employee e-mail campaign to help increase awareness of
the disease and provide education on risk factors, as well as prevention.
Additionally, the Township will be lighting its Municipal
Building, Health Building and Recreation Building pink in the evenings for the
remainder of October.
Cancer Society estimates that:
• About 231,840
new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the US this
• About 60,290
new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS – which is noninvasive and is the earliest
form of breast cancer) will be diagnosed in the US this year
• About 40,290
women will die from breast cancer in the US this year
“We urge our fellow
residents to help spread the message that routine health screenings, mammograms
and periodic visits to the doctor are an important step in early detection when
it comes to breast cancer,” says Mayor Yaede. “By spreading this message across our
community and beyond, we can help save lives.”