St. John's Medical Center kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month on
Tuesday, October 4 at 5:30 pm, with "Light the Town Pink." Due
to anticipated inclement weather, the event will move this year from its
customary location on the Town Square to the Wort Hotel at 50 N. Glenwood.
The evening will feature cancer awareness giveaways, information on cancer
services, brief remarks about local advances and resources for the early
detection and treatment of breast cancer, and a free drawing for ski passes
"The Medical Center and St. John's Hospital Foundation are working
together to improve women's health with new state-of-the-art equipment
and technology, along with more community education and a directed effort
to reduce financial barriers that may prevent some women from seeking
the medical care they need," said Karen Connelly, communications
officer. "Light the Town Pink helps us all remember the importance
of health screenings, celebrate survivors, and learn what resources are
"The Foundation's Women's Health Care Fund provides assistance
for women who need, but cannot afford, preventive health services such
as mammograms," said Jennifer Simon, St. John's Hospital Foundation
Vice President. The Foundation also raised funds to make the purchase
of new 3D mammography for the medical center. "Women can now get
the best images possible for early detection," Simon added.
Raffle prizes at Light the Town Pink include a weekend pass to Jackson
Hole Mountain Resort, a season ski 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. Suggested
donation is $20 per ticket or $50 for three tickets. Tickets are available
at the event between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. You must be present at the drawing to win.
Remarks will begin at 6:00 pm by St. John’s CEO Dr. Paul Beaupre,
board member Cynthia Hogan, radiologist Dr. Robert Jones, oncology nurse
practitioner Kerry Carr, and community member Mercedes Huff. The free
drawing will follow.
Families are invited to a reception in the Wort’s Showroom from approximately
6:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
The Wort’s regular Tuesday night band, One Ton Pig, will play beginning
at 7:30 pm.
St. John’s Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital Foundation
thank Soroptimist of Jackson Hole, Stripping for a Cure, Jackson Hole
Women’s Bowling Association, The Spur, Fine Dining Restaurant Group,
the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and donors to the Foundation
for supporting the Women’s Health Care Fund. The purchase of the
3D mammography was made possible by St. John’s Medical Center Auxiliary,
the Teton Pines Women’s Golf Association, and individual donors
to the St. John’s Hospital Foundation. The Wort Hotel and a grant
from the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Wyoming Affiliate helped support
Light the Town Pink.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380 or
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness through a full-service hospital,
primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
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