HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month Tuesday by turning the state Capitol East Wing fountain pink.
The Capitol fountain will remain pink throughout the entire month of October to remind women of the importance of mammograms and early detection.
The coalition says the pink fountain serves as a symbol of hope for the thousands of survivors across the state. It’s is also a place of reflection, remembering the women we have lost to the disease.
The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association to give out free pink milkshakes to those attending the fountain color changing ceremony.
According to the coalition, every day 37 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Pennsylvania. In 2019, it’s estimated that there will be more than 12,000 women diagnosed with the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 2,000 will die from it.
To learn more about the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, visit pabreastcancer.org.