#81: Pink Flags of October

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with new awareness effort.

Event: Pink Flags of October


When: Throughout October

About: The (WIBCC) is commemorating National Breast Cancer Awareness month with Pink Flags of October. In cooperation with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, the WIBCC has put together a new event designed to raise awareness to help continue the fight against the disease.

Throughout October, 400 pink flags will fly on Good Samaritan’s front lawn. Local residents and businesses may purchase a ribbon on a flag to personalize their support of the WIBCC or remember a family member or friend whose life was impacted by breast cancer. All proceeds will be used to support the coalition’s Lend A Helping Hand program.

The kick-off event for the Pink Flags of October will be Sunday, October 2, 4 p.m. on Good Samaritan’s front lawn on Montauk Hwy.

Those interested in purchasing a ribbon for the Pink Flags of October event may contact the WIBCC at 669-7770; via e-mail at info@wibcc.org; or visit the coalition’s website at wibcc.org.

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