Scotland Memorial hosts Pink Out

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LAURINBURG —Today and each Wednesday this month, the Scotland Health Care System is hosting Pink Out for Breast Cancer at the front lobby of Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Any community member who visits the Pink Out table wearing an article of clothing in any shade of pink will receive a refreshing cup of pink lemonade and a sweet treat.

Pink Out will be held from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re very busy promoting awareness,” said Dotti Matthews, director at Scotland Cancer Treatment Center. “We’re providing educational activities for the community and our hospital associates, as well as planning a community “Pink Out Day,” to remind women that breast cancer can be cured if caught early.”

Screening mammograms starting at age 40 and monthly self-breast exams have proven to detect breast cancer early, when it is most curable. Due to the improvements in technology, such as digital mammograms and targeted chemotherapy treatments, the fight against breast cancer is becoming more triumphant each year.

“Women creating and following an early detection plan can help find these cancers earlier, giving us the best chance for cure,” siad Dr. Beth Lindsay, Duke radiation oncologist at Scotland Cancer Treatment Center.

The Scotland Cancer Treatment Center is also hostings its annual annual breast cancer awareness walk on Oct. 28 at the W.R. Dulin Conference Center on the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital. The one-mile walk starts promptly at noon. Following the walk, participants will be treated to lunch by Scotland Memorial Foundation. Each survivor in attendance will receive a recognition gift.

For information about Pink Out Days and the walk to promote breast cancer awareness, contact Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at 910-291-7630.

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