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Published on: May 1, 2012 08:00 PM
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Ultra-Orhtodox Jews, Israeli soldiers and pedestrians walk along the Old City walls of Jerusalem near the Jaffa Gate, bathed in pink light, in Jerusalem, Israel, 01 May 2012. Jerusalem's Old City walls for the second year in a row are lit in pink to increase awareness in finding a cure for breast cancer. The Susan Komen 'Race for the Cure' will be held in Jerusalem on 03 May.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDERUltra-Orhtodox Jews, Israeli soldiers and pedestrians walk along the Old City walls of Jerusalem near the Jaffa Gate, bathed in pink light, in Jerusalem, Israel, 01 May 2012. Jerusalem's Old City walls for the second year in a row are lit in pink to increase awareness in finding a cure for breast cancer. The Susan Komen 'Race for the Cure' will be held in Jerusalem on 03 May.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Jerusalem - In a special ceremony on Tuesday evening, the old city walls of Jerusalem were lit in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Mayor Nir Barkat, who attended the event, said, “Breast cancer affects everyone, regardless of religion or race, and being aware could save more than one person. A person who saves one Jew it’s like he saved the world entire.”

 An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man uses his mobile phone on a promenade before the Jaffa Gate and Tower of David area of the Old City walls of Jerusalem, bathed in pink light, in Jerusalem, Israel, 01 May 2012. Jerusalem's Old City walls for the second year in a row are lit in pink to increase awareness in finding a cure for breast cancer. The Susan Komen 'Race for the Cure' will be held in Jerusalem on 03 May.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDER An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man uses his mobile phone on a promenade before the Jaffa Gate and Tower of David area of the Old City walls of Jerusalem, bathed in pink light, in Jerusalem, Israel, 01 May 2012. Jerusalem's Old City walls for the second year in a row are lit in pink to increase awareness in finding a cure for breast cancer. The Susan Komen 'Race for the Cure' will be held in Jerusalem on 03 May.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDER


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 May 01, 2012 at 08:18 PM Avreich1 Says:

Who is going to be the first one to complain that "pink is not a tzniusdikeh color"?

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 May 01, 2012 at 08:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Hopefully the zealots didn't protest the use of the color associated with the opposite gender. After all breast cancer can and does effect their daughters too.

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 May 01, 2012 at 09:04 PM ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

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Avreich1 Says:

Who is going to be the first one to complain that "pink is not a tzniusdikeh color"?

Right after they complain that "breast cancer" is a dirty word

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 May 01, 2012 at 09:56 PM Anonymous Says:

To Nos. 1-3
Not even the most crazy chareidim would have a negative comment about such a worthy charity. Anyone who does deserves to have to deal with the tragedy of cancer.

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 May 01, 2012 at 10:07 PM yankle Says:

It seems that diseases, that those who didn't always have rights gets all the funding. AIDs and Breast Cancer are always being advertised for funding, has anyone ever seen a sign advertising to fund brain cancer research, lung disease, or Alzheimer's? No, because everyone can get it.

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 May 01, 2012 at 10:22 PM haltkup Says:

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yankle Says:

It seems that diseases, that those who didn't always have rights gets all the funding. AIDs and Breast Cancer are always being advertised for funding, has anyone ever seen a sign advertising to fund brain cancer research, lung disease, or Alzheimer's? No, because everyone can get it.

first of all maybe thats why they need to advertise to get funding as apposed to the above ,second ,has all this awareness ever accomplished anything seems to me that all the funds go to awareness and the war against it as if thats an accomplishment on its own

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 May 01, 2012 at 10:23 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

To Nos. 1-3
Not even the most crazy chareidim would have a negative comment about such a worthy charity. Anyone who does deserves to have to deal with the tragedy of cancer.

why you cursing people whats wrong with you ?

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 May 02, 2012 at 12:22 PM PMOinFL Says:

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haltkup Says:

first of all maybe thats why they need to advertise to get funding as apposed to the above ,second ,has all this awareness ever accomplished anything seems to me that all the funds go to awareness and the war against it as if thats an accomplishment on its own

"Awareness" is exactly what is needed. Do you have any idea how many women don't get regular checkups? It is insane. Breast cancer has one of the highest survival rates of all cancers.... *IF* you get checked often.

Some of the money that is raised is put into awareness campaigns, encouraging women to get mammograms. Some of the money is used to pay for free screening clinics for women who can't afford the screening. The rest of the money goes into research for prevention of the various cancers that attack women's breasts.

You asked if "...all this awareness ever accomplished anything..."

Women today are far more educated about breast cancer and how to screen for it and how to beat it. As a husband, it reminds me to encourage my wife to get checked out often. It reminds me that I too need to get checked out for cancers that affect men (prostate, etc.). Most cancers are beatable today, but only if caught early. The only way to catch it early is to get checked regularly. Everyone who gets checked as a result of these campaigns is a small victory. Those whose lives are saved are priceless victories.

These programs save thousands of lives. That's enough for me.

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