To our readers:
What's black and white and pink all over? Today, the Herald-Leader is.
You've no doubt noticed that the paper you hold in your hands is pink. If you visit Kentucky.com online today, you'll also find a lot of pink.
We hope you've also noticed the articles and information throughout the paper and on Kentucky.com about breast cancer awareness, prevention and resources — and about the moms, sisters, friends, co-workers and others who've been affected by breast cancer.
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The Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com are pink today as a way to show support for breast cancer awareness and for finding a cure to this disease.
This morning, thousands of runners and walkers will descend on downtown Lexington for the annual Susan G. Komen-Lexington Race for the Cure. The Herald-Leader will contribute 10 percent of sales of today's pink newspaper at stores and news racks to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Lexington Affiliate, as well as a portion of advertising sales from today's paper.
We'll have two special pink newspaper racks downtown (at Vine and Upper and Main and Limestone). One hundred percent of sales from those two pink racks will be donated to Komen.
We thank you for showing support for breast cancer awareness and research through the simple act of buying today's pink paper.
And we hope today's paper serves as a reminder to schedule that annual mammogram, perform a breast self-examination, talk to your doctor about risk factors and take other steps necessary to help defeat breast cancer.