St. John’s Hospital Foundation will host a #GoPinkJH Après
Ski Party to support women’s health on Saturday, March 5, from 3
to 5 pm, at the Spur Restaurant in Teton Village.
#GoPinkJH supports women’s health by promoting the importance of
early detection and regular healthcare visits. #GoPinkJH also helps to
raise funds for the St. John’s Hospital Foundation’s Women’s
Health Care Fund, which provides assistance to women who find it difficult
to afford the medical care they need.
In addition to enjoying hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, party attendees
can learn about St. John’s #GoPinkJH programs, including the Women’s
Health Care Fund and the regional Teton Pinky Promise program to improve
screening rates for Wyoming women. Attendees will be among the first to
hear about the new 3D mammography exams that will be offered at St. John’s
Medical Center this summer. Suggested donation to attend the party is $20.
This is the second winter that community #GoPinkJH Ambassadors are helping
St. John’s spread the word about important women’s health
programs. Throughout the winter, Ambassadors wear bright pink ski helmets
emblazoned with St. John’s and #GoPinkJH stickers. “The pink
helmet is definitely a conversation starter, helping spark the discussion
about the impact of the Women’s Health Care Fund and other initiatives
of the hospital and the Foundation,” said John Goettler, president
of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation.
The Women’s Health Care Fund reaches hundreds of women in Teton County
and surrounding communities annually, enabling them to get critical medical
care they would not be able to access otherwise. The Fund is supported
by Soroptimist of Jackson Hole, which donates proceeds from its successful
Bras for A Cause event. Other supporters include Stripping for The Cure,
an annual all-women fishing event; The Spur at Teton Mountain Lodge, which
donated proceeds from dinners during Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Fine
Dining Restaurant Group, which named the Women’s Health Care Fund
as the beneficiary for a week of off-season specials; Wyoming Affiliate
of the Susan G. Komen Foundation; and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.
Teton Pinky Promise is a partnership with area hospitals to improve breast
cancer screening rates for women. Wyoming and Idaho rank 49th and 50th
among the 50 states for women getting recommended breast cancer screening.
To improve health for regional women, Teton Pinky Promise asks women to
go online and pledge that they will talk to a doctor about screenings
that may be appropriate for them. For more information, visit tetonpinkypromise.com.
For more information on the event, donating or accessing the Women’s
Health Care Fund, or taking the Teton Pinky Promise, go to
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739 7380,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to broaden the
community understanding of and support for the St. John’s Medical
Center and to inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community.
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