National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day is October 13th

While the entire month of October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 13th is dedicated to metastatic cancer awareness.

Tomorrow, all across the world, over 115 buildings, bridges, and monuments will be illuminated in green, teal, and pink in honor of National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Pascagoula Lighthouse and the Mississippi Coast Coliseum will be lit up as a part of the #LIGHTUPMBC event.

Pascagoula resident and #LIGHTUPMBC Ambassador Sharon Coulter is currently living with stage four metastatic breast cancer, a diagnosis that came 20 years after her early stage diagnosis. “They’re trying to raise more awareness of metastatic breast cancer because for 30-40 years it’s been breast cancer awareness. Well, pretty much everybody is aware, but the mortality rate has not changed in 40 years. So, we want to raise awareness of metastatic which is what people die from. And we need more research into breast cancer period, so we can– you know, a lot of the fundraisers and things that have been done are just bringing awareness, which does help. You know, the more people who know about it and help people get mammograms, but we want to raise more money for research.”

Coulter’s family will be driving her to both the Coliseum and the Lighthouse tomorrow evening to see their light displays.

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