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Township Committee Recognizes October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

At the October 13th meeting, the Township Committee recognized October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of this disease, encourage early detection, and support research to find a cure. 

“We urge all women and their families to increase their knowledge about breast cancer and  join us to celebrate successes and memorialize lost battles,” said Mayor Doug Tomson. 

The National Cancer Institute estimates, in the United States, more than 276,480 (female) and 2,620 (male) new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year.  While breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, both men and women should be aware that age, genetics, and family history are factors that can contribute to the risk of developing this disease.  

Kathleen Cirioli, a three time cancer survivor, and Joanne Liscovitz are co-founders of Dance for the Cure, a non-profit organization committed to the prevention and cure of breast cancer through the celebration of dance, providing financial assistance to local women impacted by breast cancer with donations totaling over $700,000 since its founding in 1999.  

Township employees were in full force to support Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Municipal Complex employees came dressed in all shades of pink shirts and our crew at DPW wore pink safety vests.  Employees joined Kathleen Cirioli and Joanne Liscovitz in tying pink ribbons around the Municipal Building to recognize the month-long event. 

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