Glow pink in October to fight breast cancer

September 8, 2011 • Local News

Chaves County Cancer Fund Inc. Vice President Julie Morrow holds up a pink lightbulb being sold for the “Enlighten Roswell” fundraising project, which will provide free mammograms to those in need. (Emily Russo Miller Photos)

Emily Russo Miller
Record Staff Writer

Front porches are usually aglow in orange light in October for Halloween, but this year, many more will likely be illuminated pink.

ENMMC and Xcel Energy are asking residents to purchase pink compact fluorescent light bulbs that are available in select places across town, and replace their porch lights for the month of October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — to raise awareness of the disease, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among New Mexico women, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

“This program is important to show the community support, to raise Login to read more

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