October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Tamaqua Mayor Christian Morrison issued a proclamation announcing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the borough. Residents are urged to wear pink in awareness of the victims of the disease and the research being done to find a cure. Participating in the proclamation at Tamaqua Borough Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7 were, from left, Jolene Barron, representing the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society; Sharon Oravec, representing the Oncology Department of St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale; Mayor Morrison; and Rita Morrison, the mayor's mother, who has personally battled breast cancer.