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Capitol fountain turned pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Oct 3, 2012 3:40 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- The fountain behind the State Capitol is roaring with pink-colored water this month in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness.

It's been a tradition during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett says the pink water serves as a reminder of the importance of early detection through self-exams, check-ups and mammograms.

"When they walk past the pink fountain, I hope they think of their mothers, their sisters, their daughters, their wives, and ask them, 'have you had your annual mammogram?' It's a reminder that this is an illness that we can fight," Corbett says.

The recent ceremony marking the coloring of the fountain also recognized the 20th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

The Lancaster County-based group advocates for breast cancer patients and raises funds for research.

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