From Harford County government:
Harford County Government, in cooperation with the City of Havre de Grace and Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse, will again illuminate the historic Concord Point Lighthouse in the color pink for the month of October to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We are proud to once again partner with the City of Havre de Grace and the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the ongoing effort to heighten awareness of the serious health issue of breast cancer,” stated County Executive David R. Craig. “We hope that by shining a light on the issue, we can in some small way help to promote early detection, provide support to those valiantly fighting the disease, and give encouragement to those working toward a cure.”
Musical entertainment will be provided by The Baylights. In addition, there will be raffles for a quilt and for a decoy provided by Vincenti Decoys. There will also be giveaways provided by Bruster’s Ice Cream, MacGregor’s Restaurant, and Susquehanna Hose Company, and the Sweet Devotions Cupcake Truck will be open for business.
The State of Maryland has the fifth highest breast cancer death rate in the nation according to statistics from the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Harford County Health Department recommends breast cancer screenings for women beginning by age 40. Breast cancer screenings can be quick and easy and generally include two relatively simple procedures – a clinical breast exam and a mammogram.
For more information visit the website for the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at www.komenmd.org.