THINK PINK…Survivors and friends recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month…

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THINK PINK: From left to right: Diane Stabley, Maureen Berman, Linda Brasier, Kathy DeVito, Ruth Drake, and Tracy Lizardi of the Seaside Heights Borough Hall recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

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Anita Alliston also wore pink to recognize Naitonal Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 17th.

Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, and the third most common cause of cancer death. According to National Statistics, the average woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing Breast Cancer in their lifetime. Breast Cancer is one of the oldest known diseases in the world, and many women have died far too young from it throughout recorded history. However, modern Breast Cancer research continues to produce new treatments, and more women then ever are surviving the dreaded illness. At the Seaside Heights Borough Hall, two women are survivors of Breast Cancer: Ann Stabile and Linda Brasier. On Wednesday October 17th, all of their co-workers wore pink or at least wore a pink symbol to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the 6th Annual, “wear it pink” day. Additionally, many of the office workers will also be participating in an October 21st walk in Point Pleasant Beach called, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” Each walker will find sponsors who will donate money that will go towards more research. Ann and Linda are among many, many survivors of Breast Cancer throughout the world. Because the 1 in 8 odds are so great, many notable women have been treated for and are survivors of the illness. The list of notable survivors include: Former U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan, Former New Jersey First Lady Mary-Jo Codey, Singer Sheryl Crow, Soprano’s star Edie Falco, Golden Girl Rue McClanahan, Grease star Olivia Newton John, and British pop-star Kylie Minogue. Pink became the adopted symbol of Breast Cancer awareness in 1993, when the pink ribbon was introduced by Breast Cancer survivor Evelyn Lauder of Estee Lauder. Today, the color is immediately recognizable as the symbol for awareness. Even the Empire State Building’s lights have occasionally gone pink to promote awareness of this disease.

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