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

Hospital news | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

“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 Kathy Ihde, Radiology Technologist at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. “The Medical Imaging Department is collaborating with the Hospital’s Relay for Life Team, The Power of Pink, to encourage women to make breast health an important part of their lives. There is a suggested minimum donation of $12 to participate and reservations are required. All proceeds will be donated to 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 15. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a breast cancer survivor sharing her story. The fun-filled evening continues with brief presentations on breast health by Tamara Blair, D.O., Gundersen Lutheran-Prairie du Chien Clinic, and Kathy Ihde.

The night continues as ladies are pampered with mini manicures and hand massages and chair massages. Hair tinsel is available adding sparkle to the night, and breast cancer awareness items will be available for purchase. There will be an array of refreshments, and all ladies will leave with a complimentary goodie bag. There will also be drawings at the conclusion of the night at 9:00 p.m.

PdCMH Relay for Life Team members Shelly Rider and Krista Zimmerman encourage women to make their reservations as soon as possible. They share, “We are only accepting the first 50 reservations for our event. Please call the hospital at 608-357-2000 or email zimmermk@pdcmemorialhospital.org or ridersj@pdcmemorialhospoital.org to join the fun. Call now to be pretty in pink!”

Becky Willems is also one of the Radiology Technologists at PDC Memorial. She states, “Breast cancer is today’s 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. ”