Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is encouraging New Yorkers across the state to wear pink this month in support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although the risk of dying from breast cancer has dropped significantly during the last three decades, it is still the second-highest cause of cancer death in women, an estimated 40,000 women and nearly 500 men will die from the disease this year.  The Trump Administration recently displayed its support by lighting the White House pink on Sunday evening.   

             “Almost everyone has a family member, friend or knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and the goal of this campaign is to completely change that reality,” Hawley said. “Support for the movement has been growing tremendously in recent years with elected officials, celebrities and sports figures doing their part to raise awareness and ultimately save lives. I hope all of my constituents and New Yorkers across the state wear pink at least one day this month to foster awareness and support those affected with breast cancer. Thank you and God bless you.”

            For more information, please visit http://pressroom.cancer.org/2017-09-28-October-is-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Month-What-You-Need-to-Know-and-How-You-Can-Help.

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