Concord Point Lighthouse Going Pink For October

Harford County will honor Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October.

Harford County's most popular landmark is a beacon of shining light on the shore of Havre de Grace.

In October, it shines for an entirely different purpose.

The Concord Point Lighthouse will be illuminated in pink for the third consecutive year, beginning with a formal ceremony Friday at 7 p.m., after Harford County Executive David Craig proclaimed October as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" in the county.

The lighthouse and the County Administration Building at 220 South Main Street will be lit up pink for the entire month.

“Harford County Government is once again proud to partner with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the City of Havre de Grace in our on-going effort to heighten awareness of the serious health issue of breast cancer," Craig said in a news release. "Our proclamation is a small step but a significant symbol of our support for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and others to find a cure for this terrible disease."

The lighting ceremony will also feature Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty and members of City Council, Elaine Bonneau of Komen Maryland, City of Havre de Grace employee Collen Critzer, Harford County Parks and Recreation Director Arden McClune and County Employee and event coordinator Kim Spence. 

McClune and Critzer are both breast cancer survivors.

"The pink rays of light reflecting on the Concord Point Lighthouse during 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' will be a symbol of Harford County’s dedication and hope in finding a cure," Spence said in a statement.

TELL US: How has breast cancer impacted your life? Leave a comment.

Kim Crouch September 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM
This is an excellent effort by our government to bring even more awareness to this crisis in women (& men) lives. Thank You
Hollee Sifford September 27, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Absolutely a site to c...Also a HUGE step in KEEPING A LIGHT ON AWARENESS:)
Ed Grainger September 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Just wait. Big announcement at council meeting on Oct 1st from SHCO.
Eddie Stevenson September 27, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Breast cancer has destroyed my family. Both my paternal grandmother and my mother passed in their mid-50's to breast cancer and the other grandmother suffered through a double mastectomy.
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