MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – For the month of October, Miami-Dade wants its residents to ‘think pink’ in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The county will host a number of events throughout the month to help promote early detection and support organizations leading the fight against cancer.

“We are committed to raising awareness of breast cancer, and join all members of our community and our loved ones in supporting programs that help save lives and give hope,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

Tuesday, October 1, Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa and Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, both breast cancer survivors, will make a special presentation to the American Cancer Society for their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on November 9th at Marlins Park.

“Hope and awareness are the greatest weapons we have in the fight against breast cancer, which affects so many women every year,” said osa.

“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.”

A wellness fair will be held on Oct. 18 for residents to participate in activities promoting a healthy lifestyle.

A Miami-Dade Police Department vehicle, as well as a public works tractor trailer and a Metrobus have all been painted pink to support the cause.

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