County hosts Westchester Goes Pink event to honor breast cancer survivors

The Mario Cuomo Bridge was lit up pink for breast cancer awareness Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday the county hosted its first Westchester Goes Pink event.

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2019, 9:29 PM

Updated 1,715 days ago

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The Mario Cuomo Bridge was lit up pink for breast cancer awareness Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday the county hosted its first Westchester Goes Pink event.
The event at Manhattanville College honored breast cancer survivors in the area.  
The American Cancer Society brought together supporters and community leaders as Westchester County Executive George Latimer proclaimed Oct. 2 as Westchester Goes Pink Day.

Breast cancer isn't limited to just one gender. According to the American Cancer Society, every year approximately 2,500 men will be diagnosed with the disease. The organization says this year alone, 500 men will die of breast cancer.

The father of superstar Beyoncé recently disclosed that he had been battling breast cancer. Matthew Knowles says he's now doing well.
The director of breast surgery at White Plains Hospital says men should also be checking for lumps.

"One of the big messages we have for men is that if you notice something different, whether it's a skin rash, whether it's a lump, any type of change, to get it checked out quickly,” says Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan, of White Plains Hospital.

It will be a sea of pink back at Manhattanville College on Oct. 20. That's when thousands of people will pound the pavement for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
 


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