Tuesday, October 12

Mountain Health Network Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mountain Health Network (MHN) invites the community to join in painting the area pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

MHN asks local businesses to once again Paint the Town Pink. Businesses are asked to decorate their store fronts or buildings with pink lights, breast cancer awareness slogans or be creative and support the cause in their own way. Community members are also asked to wear pink Friday, Oct. 22, as part of the MHN Pink Out!

Also in October, Tim Martin, chief operating officer, Cabell Huntington Hospital, is serving as a Real Men Wear Pink ambassador. Martin will wear pink throughout the month as he works to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.mountainhealthnetwork.org.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths,” Martin said. “One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, so it’s extremely important to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection.”

During the month of October, St. Mary’s Breast Center is offering free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women who meet certain income guidelines. These mammograms will be paid for through the St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund, a fund of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation. For more information on how to qualify for a free mammogram, and/or to schedule an appointment call St. Mary’s Breast Center at 304.526.8221.

Other activities are listed below. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all events.

Oct. 14

Breast Cancer Support Group
A free support group for patients with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and their loved ones. Registration is required.
To register: 304.526.8221
Location: St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 Fifth Ave.
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 15

Mamm & Glam
Women who are experiencing homelessness receive a free mammogram and a special gift bag filled with beauty products. This program is a partnership with Harmony House and is made possible through the Good Samaritan Fund of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation. For more information about the program, contact Missy Clagg Morrison at missy.morrison@harmonyhousewv.com or 304.523.2764, Ext. 103.

Oct. 22

MHN Pink Out!
Community members and employees at all MHN facilities are encouraged to wear pink to raise awareness of the impact of breast cancer and to support those who are dealing with the disease. T-shirts can be purchased in the gift shops at both Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. Community members are asked to share photos to MHN social media accounts by using #MHNPinkOut on their posts.

Oct. 27

Free Breast Cancer Screening
Attendees will receive a free clinical breast exam and a coupon for a discounted mammogram. Screenings are by appointment only.
To schedule: 304.526.1492
Location: St. Mary’s Breast Center
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Mountain Health Network breast centers recommend that women receive a screening mammogram every year beginning at age 40. To schedule a mammogram, contact:

The Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center
304.526.2270

St. Mary’s Breast Center
304.526.8221

St. Mary’s Breast Center at HIMG
304.528.4690

More information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities is available at www.mountainhealthnetwork.org.