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Don’t Forget: Wear Pink to Work on Wednesday

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 08, 2007  
Contact Information:  Gwenda Bond or Beth Crace, (502) 564-6786  


First Lady encourages Kentuckians to show support for breast cancer awareness
 
Remember to don your favorite pink blouse, suit, dress, scarf or necktie Wednesday to honor the breast cancer awareness observance “Wear Pink to Work Day.”

First Lady Glenna Fletcher is leading the push to encourage Kentuckians to take part in the observance as a way to focus attention on Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the efforts of the Get Healthy Kentucky initiative.

For more than 20 years, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October has been associated with activities designed to educate and inform the public about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings, early detection and treatment. Similarly, Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Get Healthy Kentucky program is a statewide wellness program that uses targeted initiatives to promote events, public education campaigns and lifestyle choices to prevent poor health and disease.

The American Cancer Society estimates 3,220 Kentucky women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year for the first time, and 620 women in our state will die from this often treatable disease.

To learn more about breast cancer or health services currently available for women in the commonwealth, visit the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program Web site http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/ach/mch/cancerscreening.htm.

 


 



 

Last Updated 10/8/2007