GOSHEN — Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, District Attorney David Hoovler and Sheriff Carl E. DuBois joined the American Cancer Society on Monday at the County’s Emergency Center to kick off the County’s “Orange County Goes Pink” initiative in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Hoovler announced that he will participate in this year’s Real Men Wear Pink Hudson Valley campaign. During the month of October, Hoovler will commit to wearing something pink each day and use his influence to raise awareness and funds to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Many of us have been affected by breast cancer in some way and this campaign offers critical information about the disease and support to those affected by breast cancer," Hoovler said. "We are all committed to raising awareness and funds for the society’s efforts.”Orange County employees unite each October to raise money, awareness, volunteer and participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held annually at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley. The county’s team “Healthy Orange Goes Pink” raised more than $2,000 last year for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. As in past years, the team will hold a county-wide employee dress down day, set for Friday, Oct. 13. Employees can donate $5 and wear casual clothes for the day. All funds raised will go toward Team Orange’s fund-raising efforts.This year’s walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 15. Individuals, companies, friends and neighbors can register to walk by calling 845-440-2508 or online at www.makingstrideswalk.org/hudsonvalley. There is no fee to register, though contributions and donations are greatly appreciated.Essential informationTo contribute to the District Attorney’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign, go to http://bit.ly/2cIU6Dp. To support Team Orange Goes Pink by either signing up for the team or donating, go to: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/TeamHealthyOrange. For more information about breast cancer or the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/HudsonValley or call 800-227-2345.