MIAMI (CBSMiami) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Miami-Dade County government is going pink – literally.
A Miami-Dade Police Department vehicle, waste management garbage truck, and a Metrobus have all been painted pink in an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer.
The Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby will also be pink throughout the month of October.
Miami-Dade County’s website will be pink throughout the month of October.
The festivities kicked-off with a commissioners meeting on Tuesday where Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, Miami-Dade County District 4 Commissioner Sally A. Heyman and the American Cancer Society will do a presentation on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk scheduled for November 9th. Various teams will gather at the Marlins Park to walk, raise money and provide hope to all people facing breast cancer.
“I am delighted that Miami-Dade County annually takes a leadership role in breast cancer awareness,” said Heyman. “As a survivor, I intend to participate in the walk for my 20th year.”
Pink items will be sold at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Bazaar on Friday in the Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade County will also host a Wellness Fair on October 18th for people to participate in wellness activities sponsored by county departments, non-profit organizations and local vendors to promote healthy lifestyles.
For more information or to sign up for the walk, click here.