Mangano Declares October As “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” In Nassau County

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by Geri Barish, Executive Director of Hewlett House and President of “1 in 9" Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition,” and representatives from South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Complete Women’s Imaging to host a ceremony on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Nassau County.

“It is important that we as citizens pause to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer,” said County Executive Mangano. “I have declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to honor survivors, remember loved ones, thank caregivers and most importantly shine the light on hope for a cure.”

The program will be held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building and will include remarks by County Executive Mangano. When there is sufficient darkness, all in attendance will gather outside for the official “Pink Illumination” of the building’s dome.

Guests are invited to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for light refreshments, followed by a brief program in the Ceremonial Chambers. The illumination will take place at approximately 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

County Executive Mangano will also attend the launch of the Merrick-Bellmore PINKOUT on Friday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Dakota Design Center, 1565 Merrick Road, Merrick. Following a pink ribbon-cutting ceremony will be a fall fashion show by Runway Couture and Salon Nouveau of Bellmore. The event will also feature local breast cancer charities and advocates, and is part of a community initiative that will continue until pink ribbons adorn local streets for the month of October.