Through the month of October, the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women (KCCSW) will illuminate the Historic County Building and the Mo‘ikeha Building Rotunda in pink lights for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is the fourth year pink lights will illuminate the Historic County Building, and the first year for the Mo‘ikeha Building Rotunda, to support those affected by breast cancer and to remind the public about the importance of early detection. The KCCSW encourages regular screenings and monthly self-exams as early detection of breast cancer saves lives.
“Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and we have seen the suffering and effects it has had on the patient and their families,” said KCCSW Chair Regina Carvalho. “Although this is a challenging time, please don’t make COVID-19 an excuse. Schedule your regular screening, as early detection and diagnosis is key.”
The public is also encouraged to wear pink throughout the month of October to show support for those affected by breast cancer.
“Building awareness is important, but taking action is essential,” Carvalho said. “Mahalo to the County of Kaua‘i and all those who helped make our pink vision a reality.”
The KCCSW is part of the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, which strives to advance the status of women and girls by acting as a catalyst for positive change through advocacy, education, collaboration and program development.