Birmingham Alabama is going pink during the month of October. The mayor of Birmingham, Larry Langford, has announced that in support of Breast Cancer Awareness he will turn the city pink.
The Birmingham Council Committee has approved spending $2,500 on pink light bulb covers with another $2,500 more coming from the mayors office budget.
Mayor Langford is also working to arrange 1,000 free mammograms for women who cannot afford them.
As a photographer, I will definitely take the time to go to Birmingham to photograph the pink city, but I am left wondering if $5,000 couldn't be put to better use to help support the cause. I would imagine that there are more than 1,000 women in the city that cannot afford mammograms.
I commend Mayor Langford for bringing so much needed attention to the cause, but I wonder if turning the city pink will help save lives.
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