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Tallahassee Painting The City Pink

Tallahassee is painting the city pink for the month of October to raise breast cancer awareness.

On Wednesday, the Leon County Courthouse will be lit with pink lighting, EMS paramedics will wear pink gloves for service calls throughout the month and the Leroy Collins Main Library will feature selected books, which promote awareness.

The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is also reminding women to get screenings to know their status. The program provides free or low cost screenings to women who are between the ages of 50-64, low income and have no insurance. 

Jade Jacobs is a fourth year broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University. Before interning at WFSU, Jade worked at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church as a media intern in Dallas, Texas. She has also served as a live shot reporter on FAMU TV News 20, a writer for the FAMUAN and Journey Magazine and a radio personality on WANM 90.5 The Flava Station's Saturday Morning Show. After graduation, she plans to continue to work in the journalism field as a news reporter. She enjoys shopping, inspirational quotes and traveling.