Scotland health officials push breast cancer awareness


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Scott Witten|Laurinburg Exchange Speed bumps at Scotland Memorial have been painted pink to encourage women to schedule a mammogram.


LAURINBURG –To show support and create awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Scotland Health Care System will push the importance of early detection throughout October.

If residents have driven on the campus on Scotland Memorial Hospital’s campus lately, they may have noticed that the speed bumps have been painted pink.

“A “Felt the Bump” sign is posted to encourage women who have felt a lump on their breast to schedule an appointment with their provider to get a mammogram,” said Stephanie Tatum, marketing coordinator for the health system.

According to recent statistics from the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women now born in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.

“Scotland Health Care System is committed to the fight against breast cancer, that’s why we are proud to be first in the region to offer 3D Mammography, a new state-of-the-art breast imaging technology that provides a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening,” Tatum said.

Awareness walk

On Tuesday, the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk honoring survivors. The event begins at 5 p.m. and the walk will start at 5:30pm at the W.R. Dulin Center.

The walk will consist of the 1-mile loop around the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Officials will have golf carts available for those in need. Following will the walk; all kinds of pink refreshments will be available at no charge.

Linda Smith, breast cancer survivor, will be the honoree captain. Breast cancer survivors will don pink satin sashes to be recognized as survivors. There will be photo booth at the event to capture memories.

Attendees will receive a free appetizer card valid at Jerry’s Deli, McDuff’s or 215 On Main restaurants.

Call 910-291-7630 for information about this event.

Ladies Night Out

On Oct. 17, Scotland Cancer Treatment Center is partnering with Colour me Creatif to host a Ladies Night Out at the Highlands. Participants will be charged $40 to participate in the painting. Light refreshments and cocktails will be offered. Guest speakers include Kirsten Dean, Executive Director of Scotland Memorial Foundation, Dr. Stephen Lanuti, General Surgeon at Scotland Surgical & GI, and Lynn Soles, Assistant Director of Scotland’s Imaging Department.

Call 910-291-7630 to register for this event.

T-shirt sale

T-shirts will be sold online to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shiorts can be found at the Scotland Memorial Foundation’s website at ScotlandHealth.org/foundation and at Shirt Tales downtown Laurinburg for $15 (sizes S, M, L, and XL) and $20 (2X and 3X).

Fighting SCOTS

The Scotland High School Football players will be wearing pink socks for one game to bring awareness to breast cancer.

“Not sure which game – so you will just have to attend all the games in October to witness this event,” Tatum said.

For information about any of these events, contact Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at 910-291.7630.

Scott Witten|Laurinburg Exchange Speed bumps at Scotland Memorial have been painted pink to encourage women to schedule a mammogram.
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October filled with projects and programs

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