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Brookhaven officials announce plans to "Turn the Town Pink"

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The Town of Brookhaven, NY is planning to “turn itself pink” this October, in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness in partnership with Stony Brook University. In addition to conducting forums and lectures throughout the town, the University will donate 1,000 pins for local merchants to give to residents to draw attention to the cause, while the Town, itself, will send out more than 80,000 e-mails full of information about services offered to women facing the dreadful disease.

In addition, Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine announced that some offices at Town Hall “may be decorated with pink ribbons and that Brookhaven may get free radio airtime for public service messages ”

According to Michael Pearl, associate director of women’s cancer services at the University’s cancer center, “approximately 1,200 women in the county are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, resulting in nearly 300 deaths each year.

“We need to educate both women and men on how to reduce the risk, including early detection,” stated Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright, herself a 5-year breast cancer survivor.

In addition, Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine announced that some offices at Town Hall “may be decorated with pink ribbons and that Brookhaven may get free radio airtime for public service messages .”

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