Saint Elizabeth Announces its Fifth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event – Power of PinkSeptember 18 2013
Lincoln, Neb. – Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center announces its fifth annual Breast Cancer Awareness event – Power of Pink – will be held on Tuesday, October 1. The community-wide event begins at six in the evening, and the finale is at dark when the east side of the hospital will be lit in pink.
Breast cancer survivors are invited to sign a StarTran bus wrapped in pink or guests can sign in honor of a loved one. The bus can be seen throughout Lincoln for the next year. Guests will also enjoy a light dinner and musical entertainment.
“We are excited to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness month with our annual Power of Pink event,” says Mary Trauernicht, director, oncology services at Saint Elizabeth Cancer Institute. “Saint Elizabeth will be lit in pink for the entire month of October. It will serve as an important reminder that we need to continue to fight against the disease.”
It is estimated that in 2013, more than 1,200 women in Nebraska will be diagnosed with the disease. The impact doesn’t end there. It extends to family members, friends, caregivers and coworkers.
“For us, this October is even more meaningful as it marks the one year anniversary of the opening of the Saint Elizabeth Breast Care Center,” adds Trauernicht. “We fight breast cancer every day. But, October serves as a good reminder on the importance of the topic. It opens the door for conversations about the significance of doing breast self-exams, annual mammograms and preventive care.”
At the event, luminaries recognizing survivors or loved ones lost to breast cancer will be placed on the walking path around the lake. You can purchase a luminary with a free will donation. Proceeds will go to the Saint Elizabeth Foundation Cancer Institute fund, which helps women right here in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
You can purchase a luminary at www.SaintElizabethOnline.com/PowerofPink, or they will be for sale the night of the event. Luminary orders placed online will be decorated by the Saint Elizabeth breast cancer support group.
This October, Saint Elizabeth wants Lincoln to see and feel the Power of Pink. They asked staff and cancer survivors what the Power of Pink means to them. And, they are asking the community to visit www.facebook.com/SaintElizabethRegionalMedicalCenter to weigh in on what the Power of Pink means to you.
For more information, visit www.SaintElizabethOnline.com/PowerofPink
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