St. John's Medical Center will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month
on Thursday, October 1, with "Light the Town Pink," beginning
at 5:30 pm on the Jackson Town Square. The annual event features cancer
awareness giveaways, brief remarks by hospital and town officials, and
a free drawing for ski passes and mammograms.
"The medical center and hospital foundation have been working together
for several years to grow awareness and resources to address women's
health in the Jackson Hole community," said Karen Connelly, communications
officer. “We're grateful to see the outpouring of support for
breast cancer prevention and treatment. We expect a great turnout."
In 2014, St. John's Medical Center and St. John's Hospital Foundation
launched #GoPinkJH to heighten awareness around women's health issues.
"Even in a small community, most people have been touched in some
way by breast cancer. The hospital and foundation want women and men to
know what resources are available for prevention and that support is available
for care," said Jennifer Simon, St. John's Hospital Foundation
Raffle prizes at Light the Town Pink include Weekend Peak Pack passes to
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a season pass to Snow King Mountain, and
gift certificates for mammograms. Each attendee over age 17 will receive
one free raffle ticket. Additional tickets are available with a donation
to the St. John's Hospital Foundation Women's Health Care Fund.
Tickets are available at the event between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. You must
be present to win.
An after party, sponsored by Soroptomist of Jackson Hole and the Grand
Teton Gallery, will take place immediately following at Grand Teton Gallery,
130 West Broadway.
Media Contact: Karen Connelly,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 307 739 7380