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The dome of the State Capitol lights in pink

October 19, 2001
By: Julie Kroenig
State Capital Bureau

The State Capitol dome in Jefferson City will be lighted pink tonight as part of an international campaign to raise awareness about the disease.

Julie Kroenig has the story from Jefferson City.

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3800 new cases of breast cancer will be found in Missouri this year.

To raise awareness of the disease, donations will fund the lighting of the State Capitol dome throughout the weekend.

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Contents: The cancer can be stopped through early detection. By making people aware now, we will save money in the long run.

Lynn Schlosser, Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society, says that the money being used to fund this was solicited specifically for this purpose.

The lighting of the dome is part of the international campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer.

More than 200 landmarks in 40 countries will be illuminated this month.

From the State Capitol, this is Julie Kroenig for KMOX News.