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

Hospital news | Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Contact: Shelly Mikkelson

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and once again, it’s time for Crossing Rivers Health, formerly known as Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, to host Pretty in Pink, an evening of pampering for ladies over the age of 20,” announces Sheila Schuety, Crossing Rivers Health. “The Medical Imaging-Mammography Department is collaborating with Crossing Rivers Health’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 Wednesday, October 29. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with Debbie Reicks from Monona, Iowa, a breast cancer survivor, sharing her story. Ms. Reicks said, “I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, teacher and now I am a breast cancer survivor.  In 2012, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. I was 48 years old; I am still amazed that I went through this journey and I am back to living my normal life.  I missed approximately six months of school as I had a double/bilateral mastectomy and chemo. It was definitely a life-changing event. I have learned so much about cancer, myself and the truly loving and supportive people in my life.”

The evening continues with ladies being pampered with mini manicures and hand and chair massages. 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.

Sheila Schuety and Catie Dean, members of Crossing Rivers Health Relay For Life Team, Buckets of Hope, 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 schuetys@pdcmemorialhospital.org to join the fun.

Jean Blake, RTRM, one of the Radiology Technologists at Crossing Rivers Health, 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. Call now to be pretty in pink!”