Welwyn Garden City fountain turned pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PUBLISHED: 06:25 18 October 2011

Roche representatives Jemma Walsh, Vini Sethi, Karen Dunlop & Toni Taylor with mayor Carl Storer, cllr Helen Bromley

Roche representatives Jemma Walsh, Vini Sethi, Karen Dunlop & Toni Taylor with mayor Carl Storer, cllr Helen Bromley

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FOR the seventh year in a row, the fountain in WGC town centre has been turned pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The water spurting out of the Parkway landmark will retain its distinctive tinge for the rest of October, courtesy of WGC-based pharmaceutical giant Roche.

The stunt was officially launched on Tuesday last week – part-way into the awareness month – by Welwyn Hatfield mayor Carl Storer, deputy mayor Helen Bromley, and Roche representatives.

According to latest research statistics, one in every nine women will suffer from breast cancer at some point in her life, while 48,000 people are newly-diagnosed with the disease each year.

Cllr Storer said: “Breast cancer continues to affect thousands of people every year, not just those diagnosed but also their family and friends.

“It’s events like this, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which remain crucial to reminding people of the risks, but also of the hope and support that is available.’


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