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Richmond University Medical Center Begins Cancer Awareness Pin Campaign

November 9, 2018- Every year millions of people are diagnosed with cancer throughout the United States. As researchers and doctors continue to work to find better treatment options, Richmond University Medical Center is offering colored lapel pins to raise awareness for cancer patients, their loved ones, and anyone who might be affected by cancer now and in the future.

The pins are designed to represent some of the most common types of cancer and can be ordered on line at no cost. The pins are a great way to start the conversation about prevention, warning signs and early detection.  They also provide an opportunity to talk to friends, family, and coworkers about risk factors, and urge them to consult a doctor about cancer screenings.

The following pins are available:

  • Breast Cancer:                        Pink
  • Cervix/Ovarian Cancer:          Teal
  • Colon Cancer:                        Navy Blue
  • Childhood Cancers:                Yellow
  • Leukemia:                               Orange
  • Lymphoma:                            Green
  • Lung Cancer:                          White
  • Melanoma:                             Black
  • Prostate Cancer:                     Light Blue
  • All Cancers:                             Purple

“Cancer can affect anyone and does not discriminate based on ethnicity, age, gender, income or religion. Wearing a pin will not cure cancer, but it will raise awareness and hopefully start conversations that can lead to screenings. Early detection can save lives,” said medical center President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE.

To order your pin, visit www.rumcsi.org/cancerawarenesscampaign and complete the online form. Pins will be mailed and are available while supplies last.