The hype officially begins for the Pink Glove Dance

Hospice Home of HopeIt’s October. Look around and take in the beauty of the fall colors – vibrant orange, soft yellow, deep red… and pink, lots of pink. It seems like the whole world turns pink for October. Sure, that means there’s an influx of pink-frosted treats in the break room. But unfortunately, indulging in that pink cupcake doesn’t mean you’re getting at the heart of “thinking pink.”

So, what exactly does all this pink mean? At Agnesian HealthCare, we’re painting the town pink not just because it’s pretty or because “everyone else is doing it”, but because it stands for something we believe is incredibly important – breast health and early detection.

Watch for our beautiful pink carnations in the hallways, or in the hands of a friend. These flowers, handed out to women who receive a mammogram in October, come with a powerful “pass it on” message. With your help, we hope that these flowers are shared with every woman who needs a little encouragement to schedule her yearly mammogram.

Watch for pink popcorn in the cafeterias of Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and Waupun Memorial Hospital. With your $1 donation on behalf of the 2013 Pink Glove Dance, we will hit our $2,000 goal of money donated to Relay for Life and the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Women’s Health Fund. Help us create a legacy strengthening women today and for generations to come.

So, how can you join the movement? Think pink. More importantly, embrace its message. Remind a woman you love to schedule her mammogram today. Invite her to our Breast Health Event on Thursday, October 10 to learn the myths and facts of breast health in a fun and interactive way. Hear the inspiring story of local cancer survivor and star of our 2013 Pink Glove Dance video, Keri Sabel. Spoiler alert: those in attendance will be the very first to see our 2013 Pink Glove Dance video!

Learn more about breast cancer awareness by listening to the following interview with Stacie Hammack, the Senior Mammography Tech at Ripon Medical Center.

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