Governor's mansion lit pink for breast cancer awareness
Oct 18, 2015 at 10:58 PM
The governor's mansion in Annapolis has been lit pink this weekend to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation earlier this month announcing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The governor's office says about 4,730 Maryland women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and an estimated 810 will die of the disease. Medical experts say regular breast cancer screening for women should begin at age 40.
Hogan himself just finished his final round of chemotherapy at the University of Maryland Medical Center for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Over the last four months, the Republican governor has undergone 30 days of 24-hour chemotherapy.