Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH) and Metis Breast Center will host the ninth annual Sprit of Pink from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, at the Bloomsdale Medical Centre.
Each year, event organizers attempt to make the event fun, educational and inspiring.
This year, Spirit ot the Pink will take place outside, under a tent near a vegetable garden at the Bloomsdale Medical Centre.
Dr. Theresa Cavins, MD, will extend a welcome to all participants.
Tina Poston, SGCMH marketing director, is planning the outdoor event to include healthy food and fun, including mocktails.
“This year’s event includes Harvest Fest in its title, as we will present information on healthy lifestyles and food choices,” Poston said. “In fact, Mary Crecelius, women’s health nurse practitioner and genetic testing specialist, along with volunteers, has planted a vegetable garden at the facility, so we’ll hear about their progress in launching this project.”
Guest speaker for the evening will be Nicole Voss, a breast cancer survivor, who has an inspiring account of her journey to health, Poston said.
“Nicole first spoke to participants at our Black Tie Gala last fall and was met with a standing ovation,” Poston said. “I’m sure women will be inspired by this young woman’s story.”
Voss’s husband, Jordan, will provide musical entertainment for the event with his acoustic guitar and vocals.
Since Spirit of the Pink takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there will be plenty of information available on breast cancer prevention and treatment.
The Metis Breast Center focuses on early detection and provides 3D mammography, ultrasound, MRI, minimally invasive breast biopsies on site, and breast reconstruction, augmentation and reduction. Genetic testing for breast and other cancers is also provided.
“The Spirit of Pink has always been a very empowering event for women,” Poston said. “For many, it gives them the confidence to really take charge of their health.”
Cost for the event is $15, and participants are encouraged to pay online at stegenevievehospital.org for this limited-seating event. Cancer survivors, as always, are admitted free, but are encouraged to RSVP by calling 573-883-7781.
(Information in a release from Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital.)