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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

South Windsor public service workers are doing their part to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

South Windsor town employees are painting their town pink – and wearing pink – to help spread the word that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Members of AFSCME Local 1303-028, representing employees in the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Divisions, have begun lining town soccer and football fields with pink paint while placing pink ribbons on the goalposts. The Parks and Recreation workers are also wearing specially designed pink t-shirts once a week.

According to Local 1303-28 President Al Arnold, “One of our crew members has a wife who had to get a double mastectomy. When something like that hits so close to home, you want to do something to raise awareness and help the cause.”

South Windsor Parks and Recreation Director Ray Favreau and Parks Superintendent John Caldwell echoed those sentiments when asked about this latest initiative.

“First and foremost, we want to support a member of our staff and raise awareness about this disease at the same time,” Favreau said. “We also want to work together and do things that build a sense of team spirit in the department. We have talented people who work hard. I’m blessed to have them.”

Added Caldwell, “Everyone has supported this project from the start, including town sports organizations and our workers. We have a great crew of dedicated people working for our town, and we appreciate their effort.”

Scroll down to Additional Resources to learn more about the fight to eradicate breast cancer, including a link to the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI). Council 4 is an annual supporter of CTBHI, which funds important breast cancer research and education projects in Connecticut.

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