Linked in Pink

October 7, 2011

MVHC Annual Linked in Pink Event is Thursday October 27th

1f563c266d804b7af2a1c1fea67e08ef_f124.jpgOctober is national breast cancer awareness month. From healthcare facilities across the country, to the National Football League, pink is everywhere and Le Sueur is no exception. Minnesota Valley Health Center's annual event, Linked in Pink, will be held the evening of Thursday, October 27th.

"Knowledge is everything when it comes to breast cancer," says Debbie Rennick, MVHC Director of Radiology. "Linked in Pink is designed to educate and empower women to reduce their risk of breast cancer. Through Linked in Pink, we do it in a relaxed and entertaining setting."

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. However, more and more women are surviving breast cancer today, largely because of early detection through mammography.

Linked in Pink is completely free to attend and offers wine and cheese tasting, appetizers, games, prizes, exhibits, and massages. Attendees who make an appointment for a mammogram that night will receive a special gift, as will all breast cancer survivors in attendance.

"It's so important that women educate themselves about breast cancer, learn the risks and understand the significance of early detection," Rennick concludes. "If all women age 40 and older took advantage of early detection methods such as mammography and clinical breast exams, breast cancer death rates could drop up to 30 percent."

Linked in Pink will be held Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 8:30 pm. Local businesses are collaborating by either exhibiting, providing door prizes and sponsoring special gifts for breast cancer survivors. Guests should follow the pink runway lights and enter through the nursing home doors.

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