Greenwich, Norwalk step up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

<p>October&nbsp;marks&nbsp;Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Connecticut is&nbsp;stepping up to&nbsp;join&nbsp;the cause.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2018, 9:34 PM

Updated 2,080 days ago

Share:

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Connecticut is stepping up to join the cause.
One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2018, over 266,000 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in women alone. One in 1,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer.
With so many people touched by breast cancer, local first responders say it is crucial to help fight it.
Among the towns going pink is Greenwich, where the Breast Cancer Alliance raised a pink flag in front of Town Hall.
The town is also participating in the GoForPink initiative that includes shopping, dining and education forums to support the BCA's mission of eliminating cancer and educating young women on breast health.
"Women knowing what their health risks are and being diligent about taking care of them is critical because if breast cancer is caught early, their survival rate is 90 percent," says Yonni Wattenmaker, of the BCA.
Norwalk first responders are also rocking pink. Fire trucks have pink magnets on them and police officers have pink patches on their uniforms. Both items are being sold to be donated.
Norwalk police are hoping to raise around $4,000 this year.


More from News 12
1:28
Norwalk residents concerned over environmental impact, traffic due to O&G Industries proposed expansion

Norwalk residents concerned over environmental impact, traffic due to O&G Industries proposed expansion

1:55
Nice Wednesday, heat and humidity arrive tomorrow; thunderstorms expected Friday

Nice Wednesday, heat and humidity arrive tomorrow; thunderstorms expected Friday

4:41
Father-son Alzheimer's Disease journey explored in new short film ‘Not the Same Clarence’

Father-son Alzheimer's Disease journey explored in new short film ‘Not the Same Clarence’

0:30
Connecticut to receive $9.2 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

Connecticut to receive $9.2 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

0:21
3 men arrested in connection with September shooting at Bridgeport lounge

3 men arrested in connection with September shooting at Bridgeport lounge

2:50
Four face election fraud charges in 2019 Bridgeport mayor’s race

Four face election fraud charges in 2019 Bridgeport mayor’s race

2:36
Experts provide safety tips following string of fatal bike-related accidents around Connecticut

Experts provide safety tips following string of fatal bike-related accidents around Connecticut

1:32
Students celebrate milestone post-COVID-19 graduation at a Milford high school

Students celebrate milestone post-COVID-19 graduation at a Milford high school

0:39
Milford PD releases all bodycam footage of Michael Brown arrest

Milford PD releases all bodycam footage of Michael Brown arrest

1:24
Want to save money on your summer getaway? Book your flight now

Want to save money on your summer getaway? Book your flight now

1:41
Micalizzi’s, ravaged by fire, continues ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast’ tradition for Stratford students

Micalizzi’s, ravaged by fire, continues ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast’ tradition for Stratford students

21:13
Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

0:22
Stamford police warn of WhatsApp scam targeting Spanish-speaking families

Stamford police warn of WhatsApp scam targeting Spanish-speaking families

0:43
CT Arts Foundation launches with panel discussion from Grace Farms

CT Arts Foundation launches with panel discussion from Grace Farms

0:40
New Milford police ask public to help ID reckless driver

New Milford police ask public to help ID reckless driver

0:48
Hartford HealthCare, Memorial Sloan Kettering expand cancer care partnership in Fairfield

Hartford HealthCare, Memorial Sloan Kettering expand cancer care partnership in Fairfield

Is your dad awesome? Connecticut tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? Connecticut tell us why your dad rocks!

3:44
Sleepy Cat Farm: A Greenwich garden oasis opens its gates

Sleepy Cat Farm: A Greenwich garden oasis opens its gates

0:23
Torrington man seriously injured in moped crash

Torrington man seriously injured in moped crash

2:27
ESPN: UConn coach Dan Hurley turns down Lakers and will stay with UConn

ESPN: UConn coach Dan Hurley turns down Lakers and will stay with UConn