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Pink solidarity

USPS promotes breast cancer awareness

Three men wear pink with banner
Northampton, MA, retail associates get into the Wear Pink Day spirit last year. From left are Isidoro “Izzy” Santiago, Daniel Manjourea and Charles Klepacki.

The Postal Service is inviting employees to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink Friday, Oct. 20.

Wear Pink Day aims to raise awareness of the disease and honor survivors and those who have died.

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women, according to the National Cancer Institute. Women are diagnosed more than men, but men can also develop the disease.

USPS encourages employees to learn the symptoms and risk factors, get regular screenings and take preventive measures.

The Postal Service’s Breast Cancer Research stamp has raised more than $86 million to fund research programs across the nation.

Employees who participate in Wear Pink Day are required to follow their facility’s dress code or the regulations found within the Employee and Labor Relations Manual, Subchapter 930, Work Clothes and Uniforms.

The USPS Wellness LiteBlue page and the National Cancer Institute’s site have more information about breast cancer.

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