The City of Tampa is Lighting Up Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted
10/01/20
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Old City Hall and downtown bridges will shine pink throughout most of October to help raise awareness about breast cancer and show support to all of the fighters and survivors in our community.

 

Each October, the City of Tampa participates in the nation-wide movement to help raise awareness about breast cancer, support research, share stories and encourage residents to take action against this disease. 

 

According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 women will develop some form of breast cancer in their lifetime, making it important for women to know the signs and complete their yearly screening.

 

“This month, we are celebrating the inspiring breast cancer survivors and the fierce fighters who continue to battle this terrible disease,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “By lighting up pink, we are sending a message of hope and solidarity to all those who have been impacted by breast cancer--including my own mother, who demonstrated tremendous strength and courage in her fight.

 

“There are so many brave women amongst us that have a story to tell, a family that’s been on this journey with them, and an important message to share with our community. I cannot emphasize enough the need to listen to their stories, learn the signs and get screened regularly.”

 

Old City Hall and downtown bridges will shine pink throughout most of the month of October starting tonight, October 1st.