BRICK TOWNSHIP — The Brick Township Mayor and Council approved a resolution recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Tuesday, Oct. 24 council meeting.
The resolution states that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women attributing to about 30 percent of all newly diagnosed cancers.
According to the resolution, nearly 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States and one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Councilwoman Marianna Pontoriero said, “This resolution recognizes the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The display of pink ribbons and pink clothing will help to raise awareness and support those courageously fighting breast cancer and honor the lives of those lost to breast cancer.”
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