Think pink

Published 12:34 am Thursday, October 6, 2011

It’s time to get into the pink of things.

The National Football League is doing it with 300-pound linemen wearing pink in observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is promoting awareness of breast cancer.

Eastern Radiologists in Washington is organizing its third-annual Paint the Town Pink Day for Oct. 14. This day promotes breast-cancer awareness and supports breast-cancer survivors. Participants are asked to wear pink clothing, ribbons and other items in honor of breast-cancer survivors.

American Cancer Society statistics show that breast cancer is one of the most-common cancers among women in the United States and the second-leading cause of death in women, after lung cancer.

Last year, Washington firefighters wore pink T-shirts while on duty to promote breast-cancer awareness.

If NFL players, the vice president’s wife and area firefighters can wear pink clothing and do other things to raise awareness about breast cancer, why can’t the rest of us wear pink, too? Why not buy a pink T-shirt from Eastern Radiologists in Washington?

Join the fight against breast cancer.

For more information about Paint the Town Pink, call Eastern Radiologists at 252-946-2137.