As October comes to a close I just want to send a shout out to Rich Womelsdorf, the skilled trades manager for Montgomery County, for finding a way to bathe the courthouse in pink to acknowledge national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Each evening as the sun set, the pink illumination caused all those who walked or drove by the courthouse to take a moment to remember loved ones who have suffered from the disease and to reflect on the fight that continues to end it.
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
Every two minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer. The total number of breast cancer cases in the U.S. is forecast to be 50 percent greater in 2013 than it was in 2011, according to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and National Cancer Institute/American Association for Cancer Research.
Thanks, Rich, for doing something that helped serve as an inspiration to everyone in Montgomery County to continue to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
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