SoWal Goes Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 4, 2013 by Teresa Lischka
SoWal.com recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October again this year with our special edition pink SoWal stickers. The pink stickers are very popular in South Walton and are a hot item - so get yours before they are all gone! The back of this year's pink sticker promotes Olsen Women's Diagnostic Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.
Our South Walton community is also host to several pink events this Fall, raising awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention, support and research. Area events coming up in October (click through for details on SoWal Events Calendar:
Caliza Goes Pink at Alys Beach Oct. 2
Inaugural “Ladies That Lunch” to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 18 Serve 2 Cure Tennis Tournament at Sandestin Oct. 19 Fore Her Golf Tournament Oct. 26 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk at Pier Park Oct. 26
Breast Cancer Awareness, Treatment and Resources Almost 200,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year; however, annual screenings offer significant hope in the fight against this life-threatening disease. According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate is 98% for localized breast cancer that has not spread outside the breast. Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is dedicted to the detection of breast cancer and provides on-site screenings and evaluation for women of all ages. The Center conveniently centralizes all screening and diagnostic appointments for mammograms, stereotactic breast biopsies, ultrasounds and bone density scans. From cancer support groups and state-of-the-art imaging to the latest biopsy techniques and treatments, patients receive the very best of care. Think Pink! Trust Purple!
Free screenings and diagnostic mammograms are available for underserved women of Okaloosa and Walton counties. See Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast website for more information.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.
Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health. Although October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NBCAM is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer throughout the year. See NBCAM.org for more information and links to excellent resources such as American Cancer Society and Susan G. Koman.
Pink stickers are available for a limited time in shops and businesses throughout South Walton. If you are not in town this Fall, send us a request for a pink and/or blue sticker, along with a self-addressed envelope and stamp.
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