The Bossier Press-Tribune is “going pink” in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Each printed edition, as well as our social media accounts and website, will feature a special pink logo and content that will share inspiring stories of survival, honoring those who have lost their fight and serve as an educational tool for the community. The BPT is honored to work along side the Northwest Louisiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen in their lifesaving mission.Komen_Logo

“For 31 days we get to focus on a special part of our mission, breast cancer awareness,” Kelley Matkins, Mission Coordinator for Komen Northwest Louisiana, said. “We teach women the importance of life saving awareness, which includes knowing your risks, getting screened, knowing what is normal for you and the significance of making healthy lifestyle choices.”

The BPT has a long standing work and supportive partnership with the Northwest Louisiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. By “going pink,” the BPT is taking its involvement and commitment to this worthy cause and kicking it up a few notches.

“We have all been touched by cancer in some way,” Randy Brown, BPT Vice President and Publisher, said. “My mother is a breast cancer survivor (25 years now) and our family has also lost many family members to cancer. That is one of the main reasons that I am so committed and also why this cause hits so close to home for me.”

He continued, “We all may have lost loved ones or know a survivor. We know that one day there will be a cure and that is why supporting wonderful organizations, such as Susan G. Komen, is very important to us. Until a cure is found, it falls upon us all to do everything we can to raise money, raise awareness and to do everything that we possibly can for the cause…for the cure!”

The Northwest Louisiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is encouraging all business and community partners to get involved this month. Brown added, “We are proud to be involved and we look forward to both our continued and increased involvement in the years ahead in relation to this wonderful organization.”

The Bossier Press-Tribune is asking the public to submit stories of survival and remembrance this month. Contact Amanda Simmons, BPT Managing Editor, at (318) 747-7900 or amanda@bossierpress.com now through Oct. 23 with your story submissions.