October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Village Pointe has teamed up with Susan G. Komen of the Great Plains to bring awareness to our property. Starting October 3rd through the 31st, the normal pumpkin tree will have a different meaning behind it. With over 450 pumpkins on our tree, some will be painted pink for breast cancer awareness and some teal for metastatic breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the US and accounts for 30% of newly diagnosed cancers. It is the leading cause of cancer death in women around the world. Due to improvements in reasearch and early detection, there has been a 40% decline in breast cancer deaths in the US between 1989-2017.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that more than 154,000 women in the US are living with metastatic breast cancer, an uncurbable cancer. The color teal symbolizes those who live with metastatic breast cancer.
A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers who have donated their time and talents to make this pumpkin tree happen.
Junior League of Omaha
Millard South High School DECA Students
Susan G. Komen of the Great Plains
For more resources about breast cancer, preventative care and where to donate, visit https://komengreatplains.org.