DelDOT Announces the Lighting of Indian River Inlet Bridge and SR 1 Toll Plazas for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Dover — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. Taking part in this important campaign, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is promoting awareness by the lighting the two State Route 1 toll plazas and the Indian River Inlet Bridge pink throughout the month. DelDOT will also have a pink snow plow that will be on display in various locations throughout the state this month.
“So many of us have been impacted by this disease and DelDOT is proud to join in the effort to promote awareness and show our support for everyone who has been affected by breast cancer,” said Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Nearly 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. That could be your mother, sister, daughter, your wife, or even you if you are a woman. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends annual screening at age 45.