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MexicoToday recently reported that, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mexico has illuminated 17 of its monuments in pink.  In an event inaugurated by the Mayor of Mexico City, the most emblematic monument is on the list of those that have been illuminated: El Ángel de la Independencia.  The mayor reminded Mexico City inhabitants that since the beginning of his administration his goal has been to convert Mexico City’s free breast cancer tests into the most widely available in Mexico and Latin America.

Mexico City’s goal for Breast Cancer Awareness 2011 is to give 50,000 free diagnostic mammograms throughout the city. An additional goal is to construct a culture of ‘self-care’ and ‘prevention’, especially when it comes to the detection and initial treatment of breast cancer, something that is also being promoted by the Mexican organization, Red Rosa (Pink Network). Read the full inspiring story form MexicoToday.