On October 20, 2015, Linden Recognized Ms. Sharon M. Sweeny a Linden resident, as a survivor of stage one breast cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 5th Ward Councilwoman Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling offers her thoughts saying, “There is nothing greater than to be able to celebrate survivor-ship with our friends and neighbors. In 2011, I initiated the annual resolution that celebrates the strength of women who have overcome breast cancer." Cosby-Hurling expressed her gratitude to council for allowing courageous survivors to be recognized, “My colleagues have always supported me in my efforts to bring awareness to Breast Cancer." Breast cancer exists in every community and awareness is key to encouraging self-exams and regular mammograms.
2015 Sharon M Sweeny with a favorable mention of Councilwoman Hickey and Mrs. Coliccio, who are also brave survivors of breast cancer.
2014 Jerusha Elaine Anderson
2013 Joanne Wilkerson
2012 Suzette Green- McCall
2011 YMF Inc Debra Marshall and Survivor Ana Vega