The Union marks breast cancer awareness month |

The Union marks breast cancer awareness month

Notice something different on your copy of The Union today?

To mark October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the little tree at the top of the daily page is making way for the pink ribbon – reminding readers of all those affected by the disease.

Every year, 1.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost half a million will die – 40,000 of them in the United States, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Breast cancer has intimately affected the people of Nevada County – including the friends and family of The Union staff.

That’s why The Union is finishing this month with the 4th Annual Paint the Town Pink event.

Paint the Town Pink features food, fashion and a silent auction honoring cancer survivors and raising money for a cure.

Co-sponsored by The Union and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, the event has raised $35,000 in the past three years to advance local breast cancer detection and care.

Join The Union at the fairgrounds at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 for fun and giveaways. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and $25 in bulk. The price includes food, wine, a Paint The Town Pink fashion bag and goodies from all the vendors.

Tickets are available at The Union’s office, the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital gift shop and BriarPatch Co-op.

And if you need to place a classified advertisement this month, consider showing your support for breast cancer awareness by adding a pink ribbon logo to the ad for $1. All proceeds go directly to the hospital foundation’s programs supporting cancer treatment.

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