FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County Commissioner Susan Soloway along with Hunterdon County employees Tuesday participated in tying pink bows throughout the county complex area in downtown Flemington, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The annual “Pink Bow Project” is a volunteer-initiated event that is sponsored by Dance for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer.
“Each year I look forward to participating in Tie the Town Pink, this project not only creates a presence during Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it also provides the opportunity for people to learn more about the Dance for the Cure organization, and how it can help those in need. This awareness campaign is sending out several key messages, most notably the importance of early detection methods such as mammography screenings and clinical breast exams for women over 40 years old,” Soloway said.
Dance for the Cure is a 100% volunteer organization supporting breast cancer patient in Somerset, Hunterdon, and Middlesex counties. Since its beginning, Dance for the Cure has gifted close to $1 million dollars to women in financial need as they navigate their breast cancer journey.
“The Board of Commissioners is proud to be a part of this project and appreciates the dedication of organizations like Dance for the Cure in their mission to raise health awareness programs and direct financial support to cancer patients and their families,” Soloway said.
Hunterdon County employees will support the American Cancer Society during the month of October with a fundraising walk, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”, during their lunch hour on Thursday, October 5.