Hamilton Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
There was a lot of pink around the Hamilton Township
Municipal Building on Tuesday.
That’s because it was the Hamilton Township Municipal
Government’s annual Pink Out.
As part of an effort to help raise awareness of breast
cancer, Mayor Kelly Yaede and Township employees wore pink as a sign of 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.
“Raising awareness is
of critical importance, because encourage others to undergo screenings leads to
early detection, which saves lives,” explains Mayor Yaede, who is a former Senior Director of
Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society.
Additionally, the Township will be lighting its Municipal
Building, Health Building and the Grafton House pink in the evenings for the
remainder of October.
According to the American Cancer Society:
cancer is the second most common type of cancer affecting US women
is estimated that 1 out of every 8 women in the US will develop breast
cancer during their lifetime
In 2016, it is estimated that 246,660 new cases of invasive breast
cancer will be diagnosed in US women
- In 2016, it is estimated that 61,000
new cases of non-invasive breast
cancer will be diagnosed
- And in 2016, it is estimated
that approximately 40,450 women will die from breast cancer
“Today our government
is playing a part in this larger effort; and we are encouraging our fellow residents
and citizens of neighboring communities to do the same by promoting awareness
and routine screening,” says Mayor Yaede. “By doing so, we hope to one day help defeat