October is usually a month associated with orange and black. However, this weekend the city will focus its attention on the color pink to let every woman know it’s time to do something to fight a killer.
Beginning October 1st, the Historic City Hall Clock Tower at Sixth and Jefferson will glow pink as a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It will join the Big Four Bridge this weekend as one of two markers to encourage women to get screened.
“The Metro Council stands with the American Cancer Society to encourage Louisville to screen, self-examine and test for early detection of breast cancer. We ask those who have fought and those that are still fighting this disease to join us at the Big Four Bridge this weekend to help kickoff a month of awareness and hope,” says President David Yates (D-25).
On Saturday, October 1st, The American Cancer Society will kick-off breast cancer awareness month a very special Bridge of Hope event. In honor of October, the pedestrian bridge will be illuminated pink to commemorate the beginning of breast cancer awareness month. This is also the beginning to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk scheduled on Sunday, October 30 at the Big Four Lawn.
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). We want to do all we can to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options,” said Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9), Chair of the Majority Caucus.
“As we light up the historic City Hall Clock Tower pink to focus attention on the kickoff to Breast Cancer Awareness month, I encourage everyone to take part in the American Cancer Society’s Bridge of Hope event this weekend. So many of our families have been affected by breast cancer in some way, and this event is a great way to honor those who have battled this disease while also encouraging women to get screenings,” says Councilman Kevin Kramer (R-11) chair of the Minority Caucus.
The Kickoff to Bridge of Hope will begin at 6:15pm on Saturday and then the Big Four Bridge will be illuminated at 7:30pm at Waterfront Park.
President Yates also noted that the Metro Council chamber will be decorated with pink ribbons for all Council meetings in October to serve as a reminder that breast cancer screening is important and should be done annually.
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