‘Painting’ Marlborough pink
Marlborough – A pink hue will be cast throughout the city of Marlborough during the month of October as various groups do their part to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention.
In preparation, the Ameri- can Cancer Society will have a booth for dissemination of informational materials at the Heritage Festival Sunday Sept. 30. Boys & Girls Club members will pitch in by once again decorating paper ribbons with designs and heartfelt messages; these ribbons will be displayed in the main lobby of City Hall as well as at UMass Memorial/ Marlborough Hospital during the month of October.
On Monday Oct. 15, the city will host a "Paint the City Pink" celebration during which city employees, for the cost of purchasing a pink ribbon pin, will be allowed to wear jeans or pink accessories to work. City councilors will be similarly decked out for their bimonthly council meeting that evening, and a presentation will be made to the artists from the Boys & Girls Club whose decorated ribbons have been chosen as winners.
Visitors to Marlborough will be greeted with reminders at each main entry to the city, while business members of Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce will support the eff orts through displays of the color pink.
Mayor Nancy Stevens, Councilor at-Large Trisha Pope, and Marlborough pink
Ward 5 Councilor Maura Navin Webster will join WMCT-TV news anchor Kristen Doucette on her cable program "Helping Hands" set to air in October to discuss the importance of breast cancer screening and mammography. In addition, the program will outline the work done by the Mayor's Task Force on Cancer and highlight Marlborough Hospital's new digital mammography capabilities. The American Cancer Society will also prepare a photo and story display for the hospital, off ering the personal stories of breast cancer survivors.
Anyone wishing to purchase a pink ribbon pin can do so for $5 throughout October at the Building Department located on the second floor of Marlborough City Hall.
A press conference will be held at UMass Memorial/Marlborough Hospital Tuesday Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. with Stevens and representatives of the hospital and the American Cancer Society, as well as a speech by a breast cancer survivor.
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