‘Power of Pink’ unites the community

Leon County Courthouse illuminated with pink lighting the evening of Wednesday, October 3.
Photo courtesy leoncountyfl.gov

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Florida A&M University has invited breast cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones to enjoy a free lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Lawson Center’s 4th-floor meeting room. A special presentation will be shared about the importance of breast cancer screenings, early detection and genetic testing.

 The greater Tallahassee community has come together for October to advocate “the Power of Pink” to honor breast cancer survivors and those in the fight to treat them.

There are more than a dozen pink lemonade stands around town raising money to support breast cancer survivors.

Alexia Cruz purchased a glass of lemonade from a stand. Cruz mentioned how she loves supporting those who are raising funds for the charity, which provides support and financial assistance for those living with breast cancer.

While this is a nationwide effort in October, it offers a chance to help support awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women. Proudly wear a pink ribbon during this month, organizers say.

The Leon County official website features a unique pink county seal.

Darius Smith, a sophomore criminal justice major at FAMU, says he has spotted a TPD squad car with a large pink ribbon design over its hood.

 Leon County will join with partners and issue reminders of activities and educational opportunities throughout the community through October. The County Courthouse was illuminated with pink lighting earlier this week.

Patrick Thomas, a computer science transfer student at FAMU, said EMS paramedics would wear pink medical gloves for all service calls during the month of October. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer was created to unite communities against the disease. The American Cancer Society invites you to register and join for your local walk taking place Sunday at Cascades Park. Participants are urged to ring out their best pink attire to show your spirit. 

Florida A&M University alumna Angela Robinson, who stars in “The Haves and The Have-nots,” will speak at a breast cancer awareness fundraiser, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Pamela Moore, a breast cancer survivor, is hosting the fundraiser event Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.