October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
Millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.How can you make a difference? Use these resources and links to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early.
- American Cancer Society
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Florida Department of Health - Breast and Cervical Cancer Resources
- Cancer Treatment Center of America
- WebMD Breast Cancer Health Center
- National Cancer Institute
- Office on Women's Health
Lauderhill Commissioner M. Margaret Bates to Unveil New Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for 2018.
Lauderhill – 9/12/18 – 5:00 PM – Long time Commissioner M. Margaret Bates has been the champion of Lauderhill’s Breast Cancer Awareness efforts. In October, this ambitious Commissioner is unveiling an entirely revamped Awareness Campaign for the residents of Lauderhill.
First, her newly designed City of Lauderhill Breast Cancer POLO SHIRTS are on sale right now on the City’s website: https://www.lauderhillshop.com/store/p1/2018_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Shirt.html.
The Polo Shirt Collection includes a new Lauderhill Breast Cancer Logo on a brand-new style Polo-shirt. In addition, we are offering an array of new colors to choose from! Get your Lauderhill Breast Cancer Awareness Swag now so on October 1st, you can roll out your new look! Shirts are only $30, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
Second, as night falls on October 1st, drive by City Hall located at 5581 W. Oakland Park Boulevard to see the new two-story tall PINK TWINKLING LIGHT RIBBON that will hang from the roof top. This ribbon was designed and made just for the City of Lauderhill. The ribbon will light up Oakland Park Boulevard like never before!
“The components of Lauderhill’s Breast Cancer Campaign appear light hearted with a bit of glamor and fashion. I do this to gently remind us all to get tested for breast cancer. Most people, including myself, have felt the horrible effects of what cancer can do to a family. So please see the shirts, the ribbon and all of the many reminders during the month of October and get checked. Take a loved one to get checked,” exclaims Commissioner Bates.
Finally, an Official City Proclamation will be given to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation on October 29th. Please join us that night at the Commission Meeting and drop off a donation in one of the many pink buckets around City Hall.
“I would like to thank all the residents who get involved in this effort. I also commend the City Staff who hold bake sales and fundraisers all month long to raise funds for this cause. It is quite beautiful to see everyone come together for Breast Cancer,” concludes Commissioner Bates.
If you have any questions, please call 954-730-3000. For shirt questions, call 954-730-3005.