Today is the first day of October, and it’s also the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Community Hospital Oncology Center hosted an event today to mark the beginning of this important month. 

The American Cancer Society estimates there are more than a quarter of a million more cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year. Organizers planned this kick off in order to raise awareness on this widespread disease. 

People at the event also were able to hang ribbons in trees as part of a “ribbon hanging ceremony”, and sign a big pink firetruck in honor of those connected with various types of cancer, and their families.