“Orange Goes Pink” initiative to raise funds, awareness about breast cancer

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(l-r) Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, Sheriff Carl DuBois,
DA David Hoovler and Health
Commissioner Dr. Eli Avila support the Real Men Wear Pink effort
to fight breast cancer

GOSHEN – Orange County officials Monday kicked off the “Orange
County Goes Pink” initiative, joining forces with the American Cancer
Society as we approach October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The effort
includes the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

All of the fanfare is aimed at continuing to raise the awareness about
breast cancer and the need to raise funds for research.

The Orange County initiative is in conjunction with the American Cancer
Society and its Senior Market Manager for Community Engagement, Anna Trocino,
said we are making strides in righting the disease.

“We have seen our death rates decline by 25 percent since 1991 so
we are seeing that people are experiencing cancer not as a death sentence,
but a disease that we can fight back against,” she said.
The annual Orange County breast cancer walk will be held on Sunday, October
15 at Woodbury Common in Central Valley. Last year Orange County employees
raised over $2,000 participating in the walk.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women. An estimated
252,710 woman and 4,610 men in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
An estimated 40610 women and 460 men will die this year from the disease.