Earlier, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. proclaimed today Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Oneida County.

We always observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but unfortunately little attention seems to be paid to metastatic breast cancer, for which there is no cure and a low survival rate.

The County Executive and Sheriff Maciol presented long-time community law enforcement and fire & EMS member, Jim Toomey, with a proclamation and certificate today in support of his sister, Lisa Brown, who is battling state 4 metastatic breast cancer in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family during this difficult time.

The Oneida County Office Building will be lit up in the colors that represent metastatic breast cancer awareness as part of the national #LightUpMBC campaign.