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Paint the Town Pink: Show support for breast cancer awareness in Aiken with signs

October 1, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and showing support is possible by heading to the Aiken Standard and picking up a pink sign.

Throughout the month, the Aiken Standard hopes to see the town painted pink with the signs. Signs can be purchased for $25 apiece. A portion of the sales of the signs will be given to the American Cancer Society.

Lisa Glass, marketing and special projects coordinator for the Aiken Standard, said the purpose of the signs is to show support for patients who are undergoing treatment, longtime survivors, and those who have passed away.

“We want people to notice the signs and get talking to each other. Starting a conversation about prevention is often the best cure,” Glass said.

This is the second year the Aiken Standard has sold Paint the Town Pink signs, and some Aiken businesses have kept last year’s signs up all year long, including Tyler’s Tire on Richland Avenue.

“First of all, I feel like it’s important to keep the awareness out there so that women, especially young women, will take the time to self examine, so they can catch it early,” said Bambi Harmon with Tyler’s Tires.

Like anything, Harmon said, if you stop talking about it, people will forget about it.

Signs can be purchased for $25 at the Aiken Standard office at 326 Rutland Drive Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. anytime through the month of October.

For more information, call the Aiken Standard at 803-648-2311.

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