Oneida County is going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The county has a series of events planned through October to spread the word about the importance of breast cancer screenings.

Over 500 pink ribbons will be placed in County Office windows, and the County Office Building will be lit in pink for the last week of the month.

List of Events and Activities for October:

Month of October – County Building to be lit Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Month of October – Over 500 Pink Ribbons have been placed in windows in all County offices

10/1 Breast Cancer Education at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

10/4 Lunch and Learn at MV Psych Center "Breast Health"

10/7 Human Pink Ribbon at Murnane Field

10/14 Dress Down Day in support of Breast Cancer month, $5 bracelets to support Team Oneida County at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Saturday October 15th.

10/17-10/21 – Cancer Screening Week

10/20 – Flyer to all employees to remind them to use their 8 hours of paid leave for Cancer Screening Time.

10/21 - Lunch and Learn at S.R. Sloan on Breast Health

10/21 - Blue Jeans/Pink Shirt Day for OC employees to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

10/28 - Blue Jeans/Pink Shirt Day for OC employees to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

The County Health Department provided nearly 600 cancer screenings in 2015 to people in the community in addition to providing educational awareness and outreach.

To see if you qualify for screenings, call the Oneida Health Department at 798-5248.