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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Pink Pumpkins Are in Style

InterCommunity Cancer Center recently added a new twist to the Halloween season by decorating pumpkins pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Their press release says they hosted a community event on Oct. 17 and had a great response from the community.

“Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lifetime,” said Dr. David Catalano, Medical Director at InterCommunity Cancer Center. “The good news is that most women can survive if it’s found and treated early.”

More than 30 people attended the event, which organizers hope is the first of many more. In addition to being painted pink, some pumpkins added sparkles, feathers, ribbons, and message of hope.

Deborah Reagan, oncology liaison at ICCC said, “Some attendees brought their own aprons and glue guns, but all of them came to honor someone in their life who has battled this disease.”

Sponsors for the event included Kindred at Home, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Lake Medical Imaging, and Visiting Angels.