For Immediate Release
Oct. 8, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Miami Lakes Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Miami Lakes, FL -The Town of Miami Lakes has gone pink during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each night, Town Hall is beautifully illuminated in pink and throughout the day lobby lights are the shade of pink.
At the Oct. 14 Town Council meeting, Mayor Wayne Slaton, Councilmembers and Town Staff will wear pink to show their support.
“Breast Cancer has unfortunately affected so many in our Town and everywhere else throughout our State and Country,” Mayor Wayne Slaton said. “We went pink to show our full support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which honors those whose lives have been touched by this devastating disease.”
Miami Lakes placed jars inside Town Hall to collect donations for the American Cancer Society and will also participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides of Miami-Dade on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Marlins Park.
The major impact of Breast Cancer is evident in its statistics. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Additionally, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of death among women, according to the Foundation.
"Miami Lakes has lost too many residents to Breast Cancer,” Councilman Nelson Rodriguez said. “Going pink in October allows us to acknowledge them."