Plant it Pink at Singing River Ocean Springs Imaging Center

It’s just about halfway through the month of October and the Gulf Coast community is still finding ways to bring awareness to breast cancer.

The landscaping at Singing River’s Ocean Springs Imaging Center received a makeover Tuesday, courtesy of the Ocean Springs Garden Club and some pink weeping snap dragons. It is the tenth year the club has partnered with the health system for the Plant it Pink event where the club arranges pink flowers of their choice in the shape of a ribbon. Ocean Springs Garden Club President Jane Hunolt said, “We hear from the staff here that the patients come out and look at this and they’re just so moved by it. We have a lot of members. We have 65 members in our club and growing and a lot of ours have had breast cancer. So, it’s an internal fight and an external fight that we’re glad to be part of.”

Leader Mammographer at Ocean Springs Imaging Center Tina Flint sees firsthand the impact of the increase of awareness of breast cancer in the Gulf Coast community. “Definitely makes us much busier. So, awareness is out there and it just makes me proud to be a part of this community that we see so many coming together and promoting this, but it does make us busy. We call it ‘mammo-season’ because we are so much busier during this month.”

Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who show no signs or symptoms of the disease. Flint recommends women get a mammogram at 35, again at 40, and every year after that.

For National Breast Cancer Awareness month Singing River Health System is offering discounted mammograms in three different locations until November 30th.  “We do run an October special during October. It’s $129 for the 3-D mammogram and $75 for a 2-D mammogram.”

For more information or to schedule a mammogram you can call 228-809-2355.

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