Pink solidarity

New York City retail associates Carolyn Smith, Florence Green and Gloria Spencer wear pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness last year.

The Postal Service is inviting employees to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink Oct. 26.

Wear Pink Day aims to raise awareness of the disease, along with the Breast Cancer Research stamp that has raised more than $83 million since its inception in 1998.

Employees who participate are required to follow their facility’s dress code in the USPS Employee and Labor Relations Manual.

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women, according to the National Cancer Institute. Women are diagnosed more than men, but men can also develop the disease.

The Postal Service encourages employees to learn the symptoms and risk factors, get regular screenings and take preventive measures. The National Cancer Institute’s site has additional guidelines.

For more information on Wear Pink Day, email the Wellness team.