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


(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 kicked off the “Orange County Goes Pink” initiative on Monday, 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.
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.  Senior Market Manager for Community Engagement, Anna Trocino,
said we are making strides in f
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,” Trocino 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. 

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