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

Hospital news | Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and once again, it's time for Crossing Rivers Health, to host Pretty in Pink, an evening of pampering for ladies over the age of 20," an­­nounces Shelly Rider. "The Medical Imaging Department is collaborating with Great River Relay For Life Team 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 George Family Education Center in the new Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center in Prairie du Chien on Wednesday, October 28. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Alisa Johnson, a board certified radiologist with Crossing Rivers Health that specializes in breast imaging. Dr. Johnson will share common myths about breast cancer as well as a simple way to identify if at high risk for breast cancer.

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. A new feature of the evening will be tours of the mammography area in the new medical center and an opportunity to schedule mammograms at that time.

Shelly Rider and Krista Zimmerman, employees at Crossing Rivers Health and members of Great River Relay For Life, encourage women to make their reservations as soon as possible as only 50 reservations will be accepted. Please call the hospital at 608.357.2063 or email to join the fun. Call now to be pretty in pink!

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."