Rosemont, IL... State Representative Michael P. McAuliffe (R-Chicago) recognized the Village of Rosemont Police for their outstanding contribution to breast cancer awareness by decorating a police car in pink for the entire month of October. Representative McAuliffe presented an honorary certificate to the department on behalf of the Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday, October 21.
“The Village of Rosemont Public Safety Department went above and beyond to show support for breast cancer survivors and to raise breast cancer awareness by decorating a patrol car pink throughout the month of October,” said McAuliffe. “Across our country, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are many efforts planned in our own communities to raise funds for research, heighten awareness, and promote early detection. I want to thank the department for their role in raising awareness on this important cause.”
The Village of Rosemont Public Safety Department decided to wrap the car pink throughout the month as a show of support and as an effort to raise awareness of this disease. Many in the department have loved ones or friends who have battled breast cancer. The most recent statistics indicate 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.
Legislation championed by Rep. McAuliffe to raise awareness emerging breast cancer detection technologies was recently signed into law. House Bill 4765 calls for the Illinois Department of Public Health to include information on 3-D mammography technology in state sponsored pamphlets. The Illinois House and Senate unanimously approved the legislation during the 2014 Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly.
“October is a great time to make sure women are familiar with new technology available in our community that can help save lives. 3-D mammograms are more accurate than regular mammograms and can save women valuable time by avoiding getting tested and retested each time they go to the doctor for a mammogram,” explained McAuliffe.