October is the month when the focus is on making sure we’re all in the “pink,” healthwise, and the Houston Airport System is doing its part to help support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of October, staff and volunteers will hand out pens and bracelets at locations throughout both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport, including some retail locations, in an effort to help raise awareness about the need for early detection and the importance of taking preventative steps.
As well, the welcome monuments leading into Bush Airport, located on John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Will Clayton Parkway, will have special filters to make the lighting appear pink. And, on Oct. 19, airport staff will be encouraged to wear pink as a show of support.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Learn more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at this website.