“Manchester Memorial Hospital Foundation Promotes Project Pink”
Manchester Memorial Hospital Foundation held their annual Project Pink activities in the month of October, which is recognized as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October 9th was the “Wear Pink’ day and everyone was encouraged to wear pink to show their support. Many community members, as well as hospital staff, participated in the fun.
On October 10th, a Color Walk was organized, in which 88 participants showed their solidarity with the cause by walking down the River Trail, while being showered with pink and purple powder. The Hospital’s Mission in Motion (MiM) unit was also on-site to provide free breast exams and information on cancer prevention to those interested.
The month’s festivities rounded up with a Family Double Play Day on October 27th, where the Hospital employees played a softball game against the employees of the Clay County School System. Many community members turned up to watch the game, purchase concessions, have free exams at the MiM unit, check out the various booths carrying information and items for sale and register for several door prizes. We are proud of the hundreds of community members who participated in these activities.
The support of area merchants and community members is critical to the success of any public service project, as donations of time and money truly make a difference. As per past years, this time around too, the generosity of the community and local vendors helped bring much needed information and awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment. Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to thank all those who supported the 2013 Project Pink Breast Cancer Awareness activities. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and helped make our campaign a true success.
Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend special thanks to the following:
- Advance Auto Parts
- Air Methods
- B & H Shoe Store
- CCHS Cheerleaders
- CCHS Student Volunteers
- Clay Community Pharmacy
- Dr. Ian Sink
- Dr. Sandra Murphy
- First National Bank of Manchester
- Rite Aid Pharmacy
- Senator Robert Stivers
- Staff of Manchester Memorial Hospital
- Staff of the Clay County Public Schools
- Tim Short Automotive
*published in The Manchester Enterprise