Memorial goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Memorial Hospital is bringing out the pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the team at Memorial, about one in every eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their life.

The team is wearing their pink gear this month to help spread awareness about the importance of getting screened regularly.

The pink is also to honor those who have fought breast cancer in the past or who are currently going through a battle.

Workers are also given the option to donate $10 to the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s oncology fund in exchange for pink scrubs. Memorial Hospital Mammographer Kelli Dailey said, “Get your screening mammograms regularly every year. Breast cancer’s one of the more survivable cancers if caught early. The only way we can do that is if you come every year for your mammogram or else it will get missed.”

In honor of both Breast Cancer Awareness and Breast Reconstruction Awareness Month, the hospital is also calling for submissions of hand-decorated bras to display. Drop-off bins can be found around Memorial Hospital.

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