The color pink is everywhere these days in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which traditionally now comes in October. Pink ribbons dot the landscape: There are pink banners in store windows, the word "Pink" is emblazoned on the back of shorts girls are wearing on track teams racing along Pleasanton streets, and posters throughout town promote the Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer research effort. That name, by the way, was given to the fundraising group by founder Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research and community health outreach.
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posted Friday, October 14, 2011, 12:00 AM