A centerpiece in the City of Erie turns pink for breast cancer awareness month.
Renewing a tradition that has gone on for years, the fountain at Perry Square is now pink. Breast cancer survivors, medical professionals and city officials took part in a ceremony at city hall this evening. It’s estimated one of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women behind only skin cancers.
“Just looking at the numbers, I think every woman should be aware of their breasts, be aware of the disease. That it will cause death,” said Saint Vincent Breast Surgeon Jennifer Saldahna.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity we have every October to say ‘hey, know about us, tell your friends about us,” said Jael Lippert from Linked by Pink.
The Perry Square fountain will stay pink through the month of October.