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Kingman High cheerleaders and cancer survivors release balloons during halftime of Friday�s game against Paradise Valley, one of any number of events held in October to honor those who have battled breast cancer and other forms of cancer. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

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The symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the pink ribbon, which dates as far back as the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. Yellow ribbons were tied around public trees in support of the hostages held in Iran. It is thought to be inspired by the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree."

By Ryan Abella October 13, 2014

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