Cecil County is going to be in the pink for the month of October.
Last week, the Cecil County Council and County Executive Tari Moore, in cooperation with Delmarva Power, the Cecil County Health Department, Cecil County Public Libraries, Union Hospital, and the local municipalities will participating in activities and events to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.
Pink Tuesday is October 1. A kick-off celebration will be held at the County Administration Building. Throughout the month, citizens will have the chance to give to the local KOS Fund at the Cecil County Health Department. Donations will be used to help local women pay for cervical and breast screenings and receive services to help them fight cancer.
Donations will be accepted at the county building, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard. A form will also be available online at www.ccgov.org for the KOS fund. Pink ribbon cards will be displayed in the county building in honor loved ones and survivors.
County employees may also pay a fee and will be allowed to participate in casual pink Tuesdays all throughout November.
Paint the County Pink is returning. Gel will be placed over lights in the towns, at Union Hospital, at Cecil's Circuit Court building, and at local libraries. This is part of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Residents are also urged to deck their homes and businesses out in pink.
Cecil County Health Department will offer educational materials. They will also provide some grant-funded health screenings to women aged 40-64. For more information call 410-996-5550 or on the web go to www.cecilcountyhealth.org. Cecil County Library branches will have a special display of books regarding breast cancer. They will also offer free pink book marks.
Union Hospital is turning their building and website pink. They will also host the Ribbon 5K and Fitness Walk on Saturday, October 12. Call to register 410-392-7000 or on the web at www.uhcc.com.