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Iconic New York buildings to glow pink to raise breast cancer awareness

Staff writer |
Two of the New York metropolitan region’s most iconic structures – the George Washington Bridge and the spire on One World Trade Center – will glow pink tonight, October 6, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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All women aged 40 and older are urged to consider breast cancer screening.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in New York State. More than 100 cancer screenings events available to new Yorkers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Tonight we are taking another step to raise awareness and move forward in the fight against breast cancer,” said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

“Early testing can make a world of difference when it comes to fighting breast cancer, and I encourage women across the state to utilize the many free screening opportunities that are available this month. Together we can end the nightmare of this disease once and for all.”

The 408-foot-tall spire on One World Trade Center will be lit pink beginning at 6:27 p.m. tonight. The 156 LED necklace lights on the George Washington Bridge also will glow pink tonight, and will remain pink throughout the month of October.

Each year in New York State, almost 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and nearly 2,700 women die from the disease. All women aged 40 and older are urged to consider breast cancer screening.

To find out about screening events being held in your area this month, call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262) or you can click here.

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