Viewpoint: October 14, 2009

No matter how late the fall colors may arrive in Louisiana, one reliable change is the arrival of the color Pink in October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month means pink ribbons and a renewed effort to educate ourselves about breast cancer and early detection.

In years past, WAFB has had a lot of fun participating in the annual Pink at the Polls campaign put on by Baton Rouge General Hospital. We are happy to partner once again with the General, this time taking part in a Pink at the Polls with a new twist.

By logging on to, you can help choose a new promotional video for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink at the Polls participants were asked to make videos about the importance of early detection. There are three video finalists to choose from. Every view of a video is a vote, and by sending your favorite video to your friends, you'll be casting another vote and sharing the message of breast cancer awareness.

Log on to today and spread the word. Remember, every video view is a vote, and we want you to vote early and often!