Some of you are probably wondering why the newspaper’s nameplate is pink today. If so, then we’re already raising awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer touches millions of lives each year. Statistically, one of every eight women’s lives will be directly affected by breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. A substantial number of men also receive breast cancer diagnoses each year.
Even if we do not battle the disease ourselves, we all know someone whose life has been affected, and we offer support as they prove their strength and resilience time and time again.
So, along with various other community partners who are promoting special pink advertisements in our newspaper today, we’re inviting everyone to “Think Pink” throughout the month of October to help raise awareness, educate and inspire.
This week, and as we close out this special month, we’re publishing informative articles about awareness, early detection and treatment. We are also featuring the very special stories of survivors in our community. We hope you will find them as inspirational as we do.
This is a very important issue in our community. If these words and pictures in pink can make a small difference in someone’s life, then we’ve helped make our community a better place to live. In doing that, we can offer needed support to those around us who fight this terrible ailment each and every day.
Several organizations in and around Christian County promote awareness and education about breast cancer every day. The local chapter of the Pink Ribbon Network has partnered with other area businesses to promote events that will raise awareness and funds to support those in treatment.
Hopkinsville Fire Department sells shirts each year with the proceeds supporting the Pink Ribbon Network, and Relay for Life of Christian County reminds us all that there is no off-season for those battling any form of cancer.
To donate or learn more about how breast cancer affects millions of lives each year and what is being and can be done to raise awareness and combat the disease check out breastcancer.org and pinkribbon.org.
Think pink, Christian County.
Brandon Cox is the publisher of the Kentucky New Era, Oak Grove Eagle Post and Cadiz Record in Christian and Trigg Counties. He can be reached by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonJCox.