KCSW recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Published on September 21, 2023
LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women (KCSW) are back to get “pink’d on purpose” through the month of October to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.
The public is invited to join the KCSW for a Breast Cancer Awareness walk held on Monday, Oct. 2, starting at 11:30 a.m., at the Mo‘ikeha Building Rotunda.
To start the event, an energetic warm-up will be led by Bev Brody with Get Fit Kaua‘i followed by a group walk down Kūhiō Highway to Wilcox Medical Center, and back to the rotunda.
Participants are encouraged to wear anything in the color pink, comfortable walking shoes, visors, hats, or umbrellas to show their support of those affected with breast cancer and to remind women of the importance of early detection.
Healthy refreshments will be provided before and after the event.
“Building awareness is important but taking action is essential,” said KCSW Secretary Regina Carvalho. “Breast Cancer is not selective and affects men also. Statistics show that 1 out 8 women will be affected by this disease in their lifetime. We encourage you to do monthly self-breast exams and yearly screenings. Early detection is key and may save your life”.
During the month of October, pink lights will illuminate the Historic County Building and the Līhu‘e Civic Center’s Mo‘ikeha Building.
The KCSW is part of the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, which strives to advance the status of women and girls by acting as a catalyst for positive change through advocacy, education, collaboration, and program development.
The KCSW meets on the third Wednesday of the month. The next scheduled meeting is on Nov. 15, at 5 p.m., at the Boards and Commissions Conference Room.
All KCSW meetings are open to the public.
If you need ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary and support, please contact the Office of Boards and Commissions at 808-241-4919 or via email to email@example.com five days prior to the event. If a response is received after Sept. 25, we will try to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.