Dance for the Cure's Tie the Town Pink campaign brings a pop of color to communities where beautiful pink ribbons remind residents that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the past several years during October, Dance for the Cure has organized a Tie the Town Pink awareness campaign in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The goal is to highlight the importance of getting an annual mammogram and urges women to be diligent about early detection, which can be life-saving, and to call attention to Dance for the Cure's mission to provide financial support to local families who find themselves struggling due to the challenges that accompany a breast cancer diagnosis.
“I am happy to volunteer with an organization like Dance for the Cure. Helping local breast cancer patients is its mission, and what is better than helping patients right in our own neighborhood?” – Michael Hughes, volunteer.
Each participating town is sent a box that includes everything they need—ribbons, stickers, brochures— along with instructions on how to adorn the town, the best places to tie the ribbons and when the event should take place. Then, on the selected dates, participants from the towns head out to "Tie the Town Pink!" This year, a record 24 towns participated in the event, and many of the towns included representation from their mayor, town officials, police officers and community members! Below are pics from a few of the participating towns. Thank you all, and for the team effort!
“Thanks to Dance for the Cure for helping to raise awareness for breast cancer. I have lost several family members to cancer and have others who are fighting right now. Keep up the good work.” – Mayor Dennis Sullivan, Somerville
South Brunswick | South Bound Brook
Old Bridge | Clinton
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