Annual Tie a Ribbon Campaign™ Kicks Off in Front of Kearny Town Hall

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On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Mayor Alberto Santos, Deputy Mayor Anthony Capitti, Councilmembers Marytrine De Castro, Albino Cardoso, Carol Jean Doyle, Eileen Eckel and Susan McCurrie joined members of Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women) in the Susan B. Komen for the Cure® Tie a Ribbon ™ Campaign in front of Kearny Town Hall.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the pink ribbons are meant to send the message that “Mammograms Save Lives.”  Mujeres Valientes is a support group, founded 13 years ago by Kearny resident Emma Quintana, for women and families battling breast cancer.  The Mayor said, “I want to thank all of the members of Mujeres Valientes for their compassion, their strength and their willingness to help others in our community.  I still remember the day over 13 years ago when Emma Quintana approached me to begin a tri-lingual support group (English, Spanish and Portuguese) for residents of Kearny, Harrison and East Newark.  Over the years, the members of this organization have supported each other and increased public awareness about the importance of early detection.  It is a great honor to join you today and celebrate this anniversary with you.”

Photos By: Barbara B. Goldberg