On Friday, October 7, Kona Community Hospital employees dressed in pink attire to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. It affects one of every eight American women.
Wearing pink in October has gained popularity as support for breast cancer awareness and to encourage early detection.
“This annual event gives employees and hospital staff an opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer, which affects so many people,” said Judy Donovan, KCH Marketing Director.