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2015-06-11 / Front Page

House going pink for breast cancer awareness


During the month of October, many don pink in a show of support for those who are battling breast cancer or have succumbed to the disease.

One West Seneca resident has decided to go a step further.

The owner of the residence at 53 Langner Road will paint his home pink for the month of October, and each day of the month his front yard will display a sign with the name of a different woman touched by breast cancer.

His plan was recently approved at a West Seneca Town Board meeting.

Wishing to remain anonymous, the man said his effort is not for notoriety, but for bringing attention to the issue.

“As you are probably aware, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, many Western New Yorkers have their lives, or those of family and friends, touched by this terrible disease. We are no different,” he wrote in a letter to the board.

In November, the family home will have the siding replaced. Prior to this renovation, the house will display its show of support for the fight.

Approval was required for the plan because the sign to be placed will measure roughly 4 feet by 8 feet, larger than town codes allow.

“We are not raising money, and we are not asking for anything from you other than your consent to place this sign in our yard,” the letter states.

The sign will remain in the yard for the month of October only and will serve to raise awareness of the extent in which breast cancer has affected the West Seneca community.

“If you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and would like to have their name on the sign, we would be happy to put it there for you,” the letter concludes.

Unanimous approval of the plan was given by the board, along with many thanks for the resident’s effort in helping those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.

Details of the request can be found on the town’s website under the June 1 meeting agenda, www.westseneca.net.

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