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Pretty in Pink, an evening of pampering that could save a life

Hospital news | Sunday, September 29, 2013

Contact: Kris Lawrence

 “Again this year, we are hosting Pretty in Pink, an evening of pampering for ladies over the age of 20 in recognition of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” announces Shelly Rider at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. “The Medical Imaging Department is collaborating with the Hospital’s Relay for Life Team, Buckets of Hope, to encourage women to make breast health an important part of their lives. There is a suggested minimum donation of $12 to participate; reservations are required. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.”

Pretty in Pink will be held in the Community Room at the City Hall in Prairie du Chien on Monday, October 21. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Leah L. Dietrich, a breast cancer survivor, sharing her story. She will also share information on breast health. Dr. Dietrich is with Gundersen Health System; her specialty includes breast cancer, cancer and blood disorders and medical oncology.

The night continues with a lantern release followed with ladies being pampered with mini manicures, hand massages and chair massages. Hair tinsel and feathering will add sparkle to the night, and breast cancer awareness items and chances for basket drawings will be available for purchase. There will be an array of refreshments, and all ladies will leave with a complimentary goodie bag.

PdCMH Relay for Life Team members Shelly Rider and Krista Zimmerman encourage women to make their reservations as soon as possible as only 50 reservations will be accepted. Please call the hospital at 608-357-2000 or email zimmermk@pdcmemorialhospital.org  or ridersj@pdcmemorialhospital.org to join the fun.  Call now to be pretty in pink!

Becky Willems, one of the Radiology Technologists at PdCMH adds, “Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. Coordinating this event increases awareness of breast cancer, helping educate our community about the importance of mammography and early detection. We are looking forward to having an enjoyable evening. ”