The pink chair stands tall in front of Lourdes Hospital and it’s there to remind the community that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But it’s not just any chair — and it’s not only big in size, but also significance. It also reminds residents that the “Making Strides of Binghamton” presented by Lourdes Hospital, which is a virtual walk, is happening on Oct. 4. You can find more information by clicking here. Tracey Jobmann, Operations Manager for the Lourdes Breast Cancer Center, said that the hospital is taking extreme precautions to make sure everyone who wants to get checked feels safe and comfortable. The virtual walk means that wherever you are, you can participate “This year its really important for us to promote the awareness of still getting your routine screening or mammograms,” said Kristina Albrecht, Community Development Manager of the American Cancer Society. “Due to Covid, there’s a large percentage that haven’t had their routing screenings done and it’s still important now more than ever to get those done. So we will be heavily promoting the Lourdes mamovan during the month of October,” she said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — If you drove down Riverside Drive, you may have noticed a large, pink, inflatable chair on the side of the road. All month, Ascension Lourdes Hospital and the American Cancer Society is urging people to get checked for cancer. “We’re making sure everybody’s screened before they enter the building and if anybody is then we’re taking the necessary steps to make sure they’re taken care of. As you can tell, we’re wearing masks, hand washing, making sure we’re staying physically distant, wiping down surfaces– the place is like spotless!” said Jobmann.