MIAMI -

Miami-Dade County government is going pink in October.  The County is hosting and supporting a number of events to raise awareness of breast cancer, including a day-long kickoff on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in the Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby, located at 111 NW 1 Street, in Miami.  At 1:00 p.m., on the west side of the building, a ribbon cutting ceremony for Jackson Memorial Hospital’s new Mobile Mammogram Unit is taking place. 

  

“All of us have been touched by the dreadful impact of breast cancer, whether to a family member, friend or colleague.  That’s why we are committed to raising awareness of this disease; and supporting programs which will help save lives and give hope and care to those who really need it,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. 

 

Among the County’s events and occasions are:

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Bazaar where a variety of pink items will be sold on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby, 111 NW 1 Street, in Miami.

 

Miami-Dade Animal Services Department will host a pet adoption event on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby, 111 NW 1 Street, in Miami.          

 

Miami-Dade County and Jackson Health System have partnered to bring Jackson Memorial Hospital’s new, state-of-the-art MobileMammogram Unit to County employees every Thursday in October, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, outside of the west entrance by the Downtown Medical Center, in Miami.  For more information, contact Yamilet Lopez at 305-585-6720 or ylopez2@jhsmiami.org.   

 

TheMobile Mammogram Unit ribbon cutting ceremony is taking place on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., in the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, on the west side of the building, in Miami.  Among the participants are Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairman Joe A. Martinez and Members of the Board of County Commissioners, 2012 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Chair and Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Alina T. Hudak; and Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya. 

 

Miami-Dade County is sponsoring the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease.  The 2012 5K Walk Chair is Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Alina T. Hudak and 35 County teams comprised of hundreds of employees are participating in the fundraising event.  The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is taking place on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 Street, in Miami.  For more information or to sign up for the walk, call 305-779-2860 or visit www.PutOnYourPinkBra.com/Miami.     

 

A Miami-Dade Police Department vehicle, Public Works and Waste Management garbage truck, and Transit Metrobus have been painted pink. 

 

Miami-Dade County’s website wallpaper, www.miamidade.gov, will be pink throughout the month of October.

 

The Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby will be pink throughout the month of October.