|Pink Fountain, Pittsburgh
Karl D. Stephan
Pittsburgh kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning it's fountains pink. The Pennsylvania Commission for Women is sponsoring this display of pink water, in Pittsburgh and in cities all across the state of Pennsylvania. PCW isn't just about outdoor decoration though - they also work year-round to advocate for health needs of women and girls, provides information, education, and opportunities for improvement of quality of life.
The pink fountains certainly get your attention - they aren't a sweet, shy, pale shade of pink - these are hot pink surges of spray, coursing into the air at fountains that are already landmarks. You can't ignore something as showy and fabulous as these! "These pink fountains are truly a spectacle, but our mission in turning fountains pink is a serious one: we want to raise awareness about breast cancer and, in turn, save lives," said Leslie Stiles, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. "We hope that the pink fountains will serve as a reminder for women to do their monthly breast self exams, schedule their yearly mammogram, and for those women and families affected by the disease, we hope the fountains let them know that they are on our mind," said Stiles.
You can celebrate BCAM in October or all year, by being proactive about your health:
- Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
- Upgrade Your Diet
- Drop a Few Pounds
- Put Out The Fire
- Less Alcohol, Less Risk
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