Flocking to battle breast cancer

Thursday, October 2, 2003

Members of Xi Delta Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi are planting flamingoes in yards this month to focus attention on breast cancer awareness month. The large flamingoes represent that breast cancer is the most common cancer a woman may face in her lifetime, excluding skin cancer. Each flamingo represents 20,000 women who will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. Little flamingoes represent 400 men who will develop breast cancer. Pink is the breast cancer awareness color; the yellow and black bow represents Beta Sigma Phi colors.

Flamingoes may be removed by making a contribution payable to the American Cancer Society or, for those choosing not to contribute, a prayer may be said for the families of the 40,000 people who will die of breast cancer this year.

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