Pink ribbons. Pink T-shirts. Pink sneakers,
shoelaces, hats, scarves, ties. Even pink wristbands, pink football socks and pink soccer mouth guards.
A bit overboard?
In October, the ‘power of pink’ prevails.
The more pink, the better.
And your community leaders agree.
The North Shore has come together this month, October 2012, to spread the ‘power of pink’ and support Breast Cancer Awareness.
Lawyers. Mayors. Bankers. Realtors. They did not hesitate when asked to support this important community campaign.
“I am deeply committed to the cause,” said Beverly Shafer, a top plastic surgeon who devotes countless hours healing and supporting breast cancer patients.
“Thank you for including us,” said Marcia MacClary of Footprint Power, the company that now owns the Salem Power Plant.
District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett is a proud sponsor of this breast cancer
initiative. So are Coldwell Banker, North Shore Community College and the YMCA of the North Shore.
“All of us have lost friends and family
to this devastating disease,” said sponsor Betsy Merry of Merry Fox Realty in Salem.
Merry and partner Dan Fox wanted to specifically pay tribute to Kelly Wyke, a mother, wife and friend.
“She received the shocking news on her 35th birthday that she had terminal
breast cancer,” Merry explained. “Her beautiful spirit lives on in her amazing three daughters who were all under 8 years old when she passed away.”
The facts are startling: Every two minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis. Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease. More than 40,000 people will die this year alone, and 400 will be men.
“We’re all touched by breast cancer in some way,” said Gayla Bartlett of Cranney Companies. “Friends, co-workers, mothers, sisters. This awareness
campaign is hugely important, and we’re pleased to be a part of it.”
Forty-one sponsors have come together, in partnership with The Salem News, to bring you this special news section devoted to breast cancer awareness. Along with this section, you’ll see their awareness messages in advertisements all month long in the daily pages of The Salem News and online on salemnews.com.
I am very grateful to each of the 41 partners, whose logos fill the pages to the left. Please take a moment to drop a note or make a quick call to thank them for their generosity and commitment
A special thank you goes to our three “Pink Ribbon” sponsors: North Shore Medical Center, North Shore Music Theatre, and The Butchery of Danvers. These three businesses were especially generous to this campaign. Thank you Bob Norton, Bill Hanney and Glen St. Cyr.
When you see ‘pink’ this month, I hope you are reminded of the importance
of early detection, which is so important in battling this disease. Take this pledge to be a survivor:
I PROMISE TO:
Pink ribbons. Pink T-shirts. Pink sneakers,
- Fighting breast cancer
- Former Marine battling breast cancer
- Cancer survivor chooses to stay breast-free
- Lutherans for Liesl
- Beverly woman's fight inspires Making Strides team
- Doctors take a 'risk adapt' approach
- 'I knew what I had to do and that was that'
- Hereditary gene means a greater risk of breast cancer for some
- Annual walk/run honors Danvers native
- Surgeon explains the breast reconstruction process
- Diagnosis a life-changing event for local business owner
- ‘I never thought it could happen to my Mom’
- Survivor sets sights on half-marathon goal
- Breast cancer fight inspires a special hat
- For women in need, local help is available
- Former resident talks about her diagnosis, treatment, and the lingering effects
- Better healing through food
- Ask the expert: Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Chandini Portteus
- On a scale of 0 to 4: A guide to understanding the stages of breast cancer
- Constant chemo cravings
- Local News
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Current and former state and city officials gathered Friday, Aug. 1, to celebrate the opening of Beverly's brand-new MBTA parking garage.
Hunt underway after reported kidnapping at knife point in Wenham
Police in Wenham and surrounding towns as well as state police units are searching for a man who reportedly kidnapped a 21-year-old Wenham woman at knife point Friday night.
Police in helicopters spot marijuana plants in Salem, Peabody
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Beverly MBTA garage opens
Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Mike Cahill opened the new MBTA parking garage Friday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the roof.
Sex offender found in New Hampshire
The Level 3 sex offender who allegedly cut off his GPS bracelet and absconded after he was spotted with a 16-year-old boy, in violation of his probation in a child rape case, has been arrested in Manchester, New Hampshire.
- State sets tax holiday
- Little green invaders threatening local clam flats
- Despite shopping elsewhere, Market Basket customers remain loyal
- Developer unveils new Peabody Square apartments
- Scandal raises questions about speaker's powers
- Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow to star on Broadway
- Jury clears shooter in meth-fueled dispute
- Mass., NH attorneys general warn Market Basket on labor laws
- Trapped kitten saved by police, firefighters
- North Shore Community Calendar
- Salem ferry assists with stranded whale-watch vessel
- Customers lend a hand to protesting workers
- Protest song’s rap video strikes chord
- Officials look for sex offender who cut off GPS bracelet
- Marquis Campbell, Steven Diaz indicted on human trafficking, kidnapping charges
- GOP's Baker to unveil plan to fight drug addiction
- Demolition of Salem Harbor Station begins
- Market Basket seeks replacement workers through job fair next week
- Recovering Salem principal says thanks
- Former school janitor Robert Scribner sentenced for assaults in truck
- Danvers selectmen to pick town manager screening committee
- More for your bus ride
- Patrick keeps his distance from Market Basket dispute
- PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Beverly MBTA garage opens