County of Kern paints the town pink for national breast cancer awareness

Building painted pink for breast cancer awareness

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

In partnership with Links for Life, the Kern County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed October 2012 as “Paint the Town Pink” Month in Kern County to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Activities throughout October will promote education and early detection as well as community resources available to people in Kern County.
 
To join other downtown businesses and individuals in “painting the town pink,” the front of the County Administrative Center at 1115 Truxtun Avenue will be illuminated with pink lighting as a visual reminder to downtown visitors and residents of the importance of breast cancer awareness. The special lighting can be seen from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. nightly. This beautiful display of support will run through the end of October.
 
“The County of Kern is pleased to lend its support for such an important cause,” said Fifth District Supervisor Karen Goh. “According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
 
This places breast cancer screening,early detection and education services at the forefront of national and local public health efforts.
 
If this small showing of support results in increased awareness of just one Kern County resident, then we have succeeded.”
 
For more information on this topic, contact Kimberly Rufus at (661) 868-3049 or (661) 281-8122.
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