Coconut Grove, Florida – The Miami-based Brazilian artist painted a Miami Police Department car and a Fire Rescue personnel vehicle in order to remind women to get their annual mammograms.
The vehicles will be on display in Coconut Grove during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual educational campaign.
Things to know about breast cancer in the U.S.
• About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer
• There will be an estimated 281,550 new invasive cases and 49,290 new non-invasive cases in 2021.
• About 43,600 women in the U.S. are expected to die of breast cancer in 2021.
• In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in Black women than white women. Overall, Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer.
• Ashkenazi Jewish women have a higher risk of breast cancer because of a higher rate of BRCA mutations.