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Go Pink Day Proclamations
We are excited to announce that Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared Friday, October 5th as the
2018 Go Pink Day in the state of Arkansas! The purpose of Go Pink Day is to raise awareness of the continuing plight of breast cancer in our state. We asked Mayors in Arkansas if they would do the same and declare their own Go Pink Day on October 5th, and encourage citizens to wear pink and decorate storefronts and offices with pink ribbons in support of those battling the disease, the survivors of the disease and to remember those whom we have lost.
Please see below at the list of Arkansas cities who are participating. Click on the city and read their own special proclamation!
ARKANSAS IS THE 3RD WORST STATE IN THE U.S. FOR LATE STAGE DIAGNOSIS AND MORTALITY OF BREAST CANCER. This means that women, in general, are not getting their mammograms regularly. A woman’s best chance for survival is early detection. Our goal is to reach every woman and impress the importance of early detection and inform them of available services if they need assistance with their breast health. Remember that men are not immune from the disease, it is just rarer.
The Arkansas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is committed to the fight against breast cancer in your community. There are available services to provide education, mammograms and treatment, and other survivor support services such as direct financial aid for those in need. For more information, please call the Komen office at 501-202-4393.