Prior to the start of Monday night’s township council meeting, Deptford Mayor Paul Medany asked for everyone in the room to exit the building and head outside.
A group of a couple dozen people – the mayor, several councilmen and others in attendance – gathered at the front of the Deptford Township Municipal Building where new flood lights focused on the building. Pink flood lights.
Medany and the Deptford council announced prior to the event that they will be recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October by “lighting the town pink.”
“We need people to be aware of this disease and to become more proactive,” said Medany, who was one of many who wore a pink tie on Monday night. “Everyone today knows of someone who has had cancer or has had a family member who has dealt with cancer. This is one way to show our support for all us who have been affected by this disease and our survivors.”
Medany and the council are asking for other town officials and businesses to participate all month in lighting their own places of business pink to continue to spread awareness.
Deptford has also announced that “Pink Day” will take place on Friday, Oct. 26, when the Deptford Township school district and participating businesses will be forming a Pink Ribbon at Mononghela Middle School at 7:30 a.m. Mayor Medany, council, the school administration, teachers, and students will help form the Pink Ribbon in recognition of Pink Day.