Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, in cooperation with Havre de Grace Mayor William T. Martin and the 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. The 6th annual ceremonial lighting will take place on Friday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m., weather permitting, at the lighthouse which is located at the corner of Concord and Lafayette Streets in Havre de Grace.
“Almost everyone knows someone who has been impacted by breast cancer,” said County Executive Glassman. “We want to support those who are fighting this serious disease, and raise awareness to promote early detection, which can greatly improve outcomes.”
This year, an estimated 4,730 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Maryland alone, and 810 women are expected to die from the disease. 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, please visit the website for the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at www.komenmd.org.