City of Rahway and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Partner to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events throughout October to Paint Rahway Pink
Rahway, NJ – The City of Rahway is excited to partner with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway (RWJUH Rahway), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, to host Breast Cancer Awareness Month events throughout October to “Paint Rahway Pink.” These joint efforts will unite our community in the fight against breast cancer and raise awareness to make a difference in the lives of those in our City and beyond.
On Friday, October 6, residents are encouraged to wear their favorite pink attire and join us at City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Plaza, at 4:00 PM as we welcome in Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and human ribbon group photo.
On Saturday, October 21, RWJUH Rahway will be offering free mammograms and pap smears from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Registration is required by calling (201) 247-6428. RWJUH Rahway is located at 865 Stone St., Rahway.
The activities will conclude on Sunday, October 22, with Paint Rahway Pink: Walk the Talk & Resource Fair at Rahway River Park, located at 1968 St. Georges Ave., Rahway, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Attendees will gather at Picnic Area 2 to walk a lap around the park, which is approximately one mile long, alongside survivors, friends, and families affected by breast cancer. Following the walk, the Resource Fair will provide a variety of health resources and information from local vendors and health professionals. Registration for the walk is required at bit.ly/PaintRahwayPink.
“Breast Cancer Awareness Month is very important to me personally as my mom has battled and beaten breast cancer, and I am very proud to partner with RWJUH Rahway for this important cause. Together, we can spread awareness and show our support for everyone who has been affected by breast cancer while changing and saving lives,” said Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe.
“We are honored to partner with the City of Rahway during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to the importance of early detection and screening for a disease that impacts so many in our community. Together with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we provide patients access to the most advanced treatment options and are committed to advancing cancer research.,” said Kirk Tice, President and CEO of RWJUH Rahway.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as an important time to remind individuals about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings and early detection. We encourage citizens to learn the facts about breast cancer, get regular screenings, and invest in a healthy future through exercise and a healthy diet.