Capitol fountain turns pink for breast cancer awareness

12 Oct 2016 | 09:18

In an annual tradition at the Pennsylvania state capitol to raise awareness of breast cancer, the fountain outside the building’s East Wing was turned pink this week as a reminder that early detection saves lives. The fountain will remain pink throughout the month. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 250,000 women and men in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, even though the public has become more informed about preventative care and the benefits of early detection. To help with early detection, the Pennsylvania Department of Health offers the Healthy Woman Program, a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program that offers free mammograms and clinical breast exams. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2efwZAS. A House resolution is in the works to designate both October 2016 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Oct. 21, 2016, as National Mammography Day in Pennsylvania. (Photo and text provided by PA Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Stroudsburg)