As we kick off a month of caring for and appreciating our mammary glands, the tussle over breast cancer guidelines and screening continues: Yes, mammograms save lives. No, they don’t. Well, yes they do, if you’re in your 40s.

You’ve probably seen the front-page New York Times articles yourself. Experts on the WVFC Medical Advisory Board are carefully sifting through the studies and reports that have emerged over the past few weeks, and before Breast Cancer Awareness Month hits the finish line, you can expect their thoughtful, considered opinions to appear in these digital pages.

Meanwhile, it’s time to celebrate.

Whether due to increased screening or more effective treatment, most current studies agree: mortality from breast cancer is decreasing. And if anything’s worth celebrating, that certainly is.

This coming Sunday, October 10, more than 50 cartoonists in the Sunday funnies will participate in Comics Go Pink, adorning their strips with pink ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Three women cartoonists–Anne Gibbons of “Six Chix,” Hilary Price of “Rhymes With Orange,” and Sandra Bell Lundy of “Between Friends”–will also feature themed strips that day. In New York City, the lights on the George Washington Bridge have gone pink all month (more like a soothing lavender, really, but it’s the thought that counts).

And here’s WVFC’s contribution to the festivities: An encore of the “Pink Glove Dance” video produced last year by the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. If you haven’t seen it yet, enjoy. And if you’re among the close to 12 million viewers that it’s already racked up on YouTube, well, trust us: it’s worth seeing again.

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