Turning the SD Capitol pink in October


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for the first time in history, the American Cancer Society is lighting up the State Capitol pink in South Dakota to promote breast cancer awareness and the importance of screening. Witness this historic event, come celebrate survivors and learn about new ways to fight back against breast cancer.

The “Light The Capitol Pink” kickoff rally is Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. with a special performance by Dakota Boys Drum Group, Crow Creek.

“We’re lighting the Capitol pink to draw attention to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our message that mammography is still the best way to beat breast cancer,” said Charlotte Hofer, American Cancer Society.

You can see the Capitol turn pink every night at sundown during the entire month of October. For cancer information anytime, contact ACS at (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.