SIERRA PROVIDENCE EAST MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATED 24 HOURS OF PINK ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22!
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month Sierra Providence East Medical Center (SPEMC) located at 3280 JoeBattle Blvd hosted “Think Pink Day”. The day was kicked off by honoring Nora Paugh, El Dorado High school principal and breast cancer survivor, a presentation and official walk will start at 7AM in front of the hospital. An estimated 450 people which included students from El Dorado High School, soldiers from Fort Bliss, neighborhood associations along with employees from the hospital attended this inspiring event to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and perhaps help save lives in the process.
As community partners SPEMC other activities that include freephysician educational seminars for the public, testimonial from a breast cancer survivor along with the Sierra Providence Health Network breast cancer navigator. The hospital also took mammo walk-ins during this celebration.
These activities are all part of Sierra Providence Health Network initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer by bringing events that are inspiring, uplifting, and are important for bringing the fight against cancer directly to its employees and the community at all three campuses (Sierra Medical Center, Providence Memorial Hospital, and Sierra Providence East Medical Center).
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2009, an estimated 192,370 women in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 40,610 women were expected to die from the disease.The association also states that about 1,910 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer.