President James announces Historic City Hall Clock will light up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Louisville – President David James (D-6) has announced the Historic City Hall Clock is shining pink as reminder of the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The goal of the month, which was originally founded in partnership by the American Cancer Society in 1985, is to educate women and men about breast cancer and early detection tests. In a show of support, City Hall’s clock tower will light up pink through the month of October.
President James encourages the men and women of Louisville to become educated on breast cancer risks, self-examinations, and the importance of regular checkups.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and there is a 1 in 8 chance the average woman in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. But one of the most important strategies in breast cancer death prevention is finding the cancer early.
“I urge the women in our community to get regular mammograms and checkups to ensure their health,” says President James. “Let the clock tower be a reminder to every one of the importance of being educated and prepared to fight against this disease.”
According to The American Cancer Association women over the age of 45 should get a mammogram every year and every woman should understand what to expect when getting a mammogram for breast cancer screening.
Resources: American Cancer Society’s website: https://www.cancer.org/