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CMC Lights up in Pink today for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) in Sri Lanka will show its support for Breast Cancer Awareness month by lighting up in Pink for the second consecutive year today (23).

CMC’s pink lighting is part of the Global Landmark Illumination Campaign initiated in the year 2000, which sees monuments in over 140 countries illuminated in pink to promote global awareness of breast cancer, especially as a reminded to everyone of the importance of early detection of breast cancer and being proactive about health.

Statistics show that Breast Cancer affects nearly 4000 women each year in Sri Lanka and every day nearly 12 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, with 2 deaths related to Breast Cancer on a daily basis. Awareness surrounding breast cancer is pivotal, as early detection can identify the disease when it is most treatable.

The event is jointly organised by CMC, The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists, Sri Lanka Association of Breast Surgeons, Indira Cancer Trust and the Sri Lanka Cancer Society.

The event is due to start at 6.30 PM at the Colombo Municipal Council Premises with Her Worship the Mayor Rosy Senanayake as the chief guest, along with former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain, ICC match referee and founder pink Wednesday campaign Roshan Mahanama, and other representatives from all the organising institutions.