TRENTON, N.J. – The red and gold logo of the New Jersey Assembly GOP is turning pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of October, the @njassemblygop logo will feature a pink background with a white Statehouse dome to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness.
Pink is recognized as the universal color to raise awareness for breast cancer detection, treatment and research while honoring those who have been affected by the disease. It is used by corporations, nonprofits and other organizations to encourage women to be proactive about their breast health and serves as the color of hope for women and families battling the disease.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of deaths due to cancer among women in New Jersey, claiming more than 1,200 lives annually. An estimated one in eight American women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. It is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer.
In addition to the logo change, the NJ Assembly GOP also released a video dedicated to all the women who have shown us what it means to be a fighter.