City Council Weekly Digest

Oct 03

[ARCHIVED] Public safety agencies show support for breast cancer month

The original item was published from October 3, 2015 9:57 am to October 5, 2015 4:14 pm

In partnership with our local community and several of our allied police agencies, police officers will wear a pink ribbon on their uniform in October to show support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

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