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RTA launches pink Breast Cancer Awareness bus

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For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton RTA is going pink for the month of October with a special Breast Cancer Awareness Month bus promoting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which is taking place in Dayton on Oct. 19.

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women throughout their lifetime, according to cancer research. The American Cancer Society started their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks across the country to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. To learn more about the Making Strides walk, click here.

“We are thrilled and honored that the Greater Dayton RTA is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help us fight cancer and promote breast cancer awareness in the Greater Dayton area, “said Benjamin Banning, community development manager for the American Cancer Society of Ohio.

The RTA’s pink bus has been wrapped to promote the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and will be seen by thousands of riders and people throughout the communities the RTA travels daily each day in October. The bus design also includes website information on how to sign up to participate in the walk, or how to donate to the cause. A schedule of which RTA bus routes the pink bus will be on throughout the month of October can be found below.

The money raised by the Making Strides walk on Oct. 19 helps the American Cancer Society fund life-saving research, and to provide crucial patient services, such as free rides to treatment, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline.

“RTA staff members are regular participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and the RTA is excited to extend this partnership with the American Cancer Society to help in the fight against cancer and promote breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October,” said Brandon Policicchio, RTA chief customer and business development officer

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