September 16, 2013
VISALIA – Whether by wearing
pink, decorating businesses or sitting down to tea, the Kaweah Delta Breast
Center is asking Tulare County residents and businesses to “Paint the Town
Pink” this October.
The month’s signature event,
with elaborate table decorations, finger sandwiches, delectable pastries and
women donning fancy hats, will be the Breast Cancer Awareness Tea at 2 p.m. on
Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Visalia Marriott. The event’s featured speaker will be ABC30
Action News Anchor Liz Harrison, who will share
her inspiring journey with breast cancer.
“This is a great chance for
our community to come together in support of those in our community who have
breast cancer, are survivors, and to honor those who have lost their lives to
it,” said Sheri Leimbach, a registered nurse and nurse navigator with the
breast center and the Sequoia Regional Breast Cancer Program. “The greater
awareness there is, the more likely we are to detect breast cancer early and
Breast Cancer is the most
common cancer among women in the U.S., other than skin cancer. It is the second
leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer, according to the
American Cancer Society.
Tickets to the event are $25
and available for purchase at 624-2463. Event proceeds will allow the Kaweah
Delta Breast Center to provide mammograms for women in need.
Also throughout the month,
the community can celebrate breast cancer awareness by taking a free risk
assessment online at KaweahDelta.org and clicking on “Health Risk Assessments”
to find out if they are at risk for breast cancer. Taking a health risk
assessment takes minutes online and those who are deemed at highest risk may
qualify for a free consultation and will receive free newsletters on how to
prevent breast cancer.
Additionally, the community
can join the Paint the Town Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge. Entering it
is a chance to be recognized as “Best Dressed Business Display” or “Best
Dressed in Pink.” Here’s how:
-Decorate your business in
pink (window or indoor displays/decorations)
employees/friends/family in pink.
-Starting Saturday, Sept. 21,
submit only one picture in each category to the website link listed at http://www.facebook.com/kaweahdelta. Deadline to submit photos is Monday, Oct. 7.
-Get your friends, family and
customers to like your photos on Facebook.
-Photos with the most votes
by midnight on Saturday, Oct. 12, will be named “Best Dressed Business Display”
or “Best Dressed in Pink” award winners and recognized at the Breast Cancer
Awareness Tea on Sunday, Oct. 13, in Visalia.