Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Students, teachers have raised money for the cause during several fundraisers this month.
For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Woonsocket Middle School raised more than $1,500 toward the cause, to be donated to the Breast Cancer Society. "We have been involved in collections, walkathons, dress down days for students," said WMS Principal Robert Picard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die from breast cancer. Check our list of breast cancer awarness events and opportunities to fight the disease. If you've been busy helping to raise awareness of breast cancer this month, or raising money for research to fight it, let us know and add your own photo to this article.
Monday, October 1, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Woonsocket and beyond: There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions. You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dist. 49 Incumbent donating $5 for every sign to YWCA breast cancer screening services.
The pink ribbon printed on Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's political signs is a symbol of her support for breast cancer screening via the local YWCA's ENCORE program, the Dist. 49 incumbent says. The pink ribbon, she said, is meant to identify her as a candidate supporting breast cancer awareness and the need for screening. The signs do not spell that out in detail, however, making the purpose of the pink ribbon unclear to a few observers who have commented on it recently on a blog post in Woonsocket Patch's Local Voices. The small print across the bottom of the sign reads: "Representative Baldelli-Hunt makes a $5 donation to support breast cancer awareness with every sign posted." The sign doesn't state which charity the donations support. "…