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October 7, 2006

Albany -- The Albany mall turns pink for a day to bring attention to a disease that affects thousands of people each year.

It was the very first "Paint it Pink" event at the Albany Mall.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and educate people about breast cancer.

There were free manicures and massages, educational information, and a fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Advocates say getting the word out helps people detect the disease early.

"Early detection is the key. We need to get the information out there so these women are learning what they need to do, what they need to look for so we can detect and find breast cancers earlier," said Marilyn Fowler of the American Cancer Society.

American Cancer Society statistics show that 95% of women with lumps in their breasts detect those lumps with self exams.

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