SAN DIEGO (CNN) — Construction workers are donning pink helmets for breast cancer awareness. Some 650 workers and employees at the University of California, San Diego’s new cancer treatment center formed a breast cancer ribbon Tuesday. They all wore pink hard hats.
Wednesday is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and construction company Emcor is promoting cancer screening. UC San Diego’s Jacobs Medical Center will eventually house over 100 cancer treatment beds.
“There’s a lot of new treatments,” said Dr. Scott Lippman, with the University of California, San Diego. “There’s a lot of reason for hope, and so we just want people to know that, God forbid, any of their friends or family come down with this disease that there’s hope.”
Jacobs Medical Center is slated to open in 2016. Construction workers will wear the pink helmets throughout October.