Putnam Plastics is a proud sponsor of Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Paint Putnam Pink campaign to help raise breast cancer awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so DKH has adorned downtown Putnam, Connecticut with pink lights, bows & ribbons, along with storefront displays. Local restaurants will be serving up pink themed drinks as well. Be sure to take a stroll downtown to check out all of the displays.
Did you know…
- Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. Help us to #PaintPutnamPink in honor of those who have fought cancer and bring awareness to the importance of prevention
- Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2021, an estimated 2,650 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S. and approximately 530 will die*
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2021, approximately 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer*
- While breast cancer can be genetic, there are also many avoidable risk factors including: lack of physical activity, poor diet, being overweight or obese, consuming alcohol, radiation to the chest, combined Hormore Replacement Therapy (HRT)*
*Information courtesy of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.