Friday, October 2, 2009

Sussex County Turns Pink

Travelers throughout northwestern New Jersey can expect to see a lot of pink ribbons this month dangling from trees, signposts and utility poles that will serve as a reminder about the perils of breast cancer.

In all, 18,000 ribbons will be hung in 115 towns, including almost every town in Sussex County, to remind women to get a mammogram every year after the age of 40 and to conduct a self-exam every month.

"Our message is simple: Mammograms save lives," said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director of Project Self-Sufficiency during a press conference held today at the agency’s Newton complex to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was held in conjunction with the Sussex County Cancer Coalition and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, sponsors of the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

1 comment:

constant gina said...

This month always brings a tear to my eye...