MHSC: Bring on the Pink!

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PTTP Ribbon – Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center staff Ramona Allen and Lacey Reddick inviting the community to join them for the ribbon ceremonies in Rock Springs and Green River.

Bring on the pink! It’s time to paint our towns – Green River, Rock Springs community encouraged to participate.

Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center staff would like to invite the community to help kick off Paint the Town Pink as we Proclaim October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A series of events will take place including the annual Rock Springs and Green River businesses decorating contest.

Paint the Town Pink events will begin with a City of Green River Ribbon Ceremony and Proclamation on Thursday, September 30 at 5:30 at the clock tower downtown. Green River residents are encouraged to join us by tying a ribbon to our Paint the Town Pink display to support the fighters, survivors and remembering the taken from all cancers.

The City of Rock Springs will also host a Ribbon Ceremony and Proclamation for the community on Friday, October 1 at 5:30 pm at the Mayor’s Tree downtown. Rock Springs community members are invited to tie a ribbon to show support.

Ladies Night Out-Xtreme Music Bingo is a free event and fun chance to win some great prizes and learn about breast cancer prevention and local services. The event will be on Friday, October 1 at 6:30 pm. Xtreme Music Bingo will be a “live” event. Ladies wanting to participate will need to pick up a Music Bingo Bag from 3-6 pm at the following locations:

  • Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce on September 28 & 29
  • Green River Clock Tower on September 30
  • Rock Springs Mayor’s Tree on October 1

Additionally, both Rock Springs and Green River businesses are encouraged to participate in our annual Paint the Town Pink Breast Cancer Awareness campaign by decorating their storefronts in pink during October. Businesses with the best decorations will be awarded a trophy at the end of October, along with bragging rights for the rest of the year.

Two winners – one in Rock Springs and one in Green River – will be chosen. The public will have a chance to vote online for their favorite storefront decor in each city.

Here’s how it works: Businesses decorate their storefronts promoting breast cancer prevention and awareness. An innovative display is not only a way to win the contest, but it’s a great way to let your customers know you support the cause.

Businesses have until midnight Monday, Oct. 19, to enter. Send one, high-resolution photo of your storefront to [email protected]. Include the name of the business, street address, city, and phone number. Keep in mind, only one photo will be used in the online public voting.

Voting will be open to the public for 36 hours from Oct. 24-26. The hospital’s Facebook page will launch two separate contests, one for Green River businesses and another for Rock Springs businesses, at @MHSChealthcare. You will be able to simply swipe through the photos and like just one. The winners will be announced on Oct. 30. For more information, call 307-212-7762.

These events are made possible through a grant from the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative and support from Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

For more information, check out the news page at sweetwatermemorial.com.

MHSC is a non-profit, 99-bed, regional acute-care facility in southwestern Wyoming. The hospital has more than 500 employees, including more than 30 employed physicians providing care in more than two dozen specialty fields. MHSC offers care in ENT/Otolaryngology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Obstetrics and Women’s Health, Oncology, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and Urology. Services include Medical Imaging, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary, Diabetes Education, Dialysis, Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Laboratory Services, Medical and Surgical Unit, Nutrition Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Sleep Disorder Lab. Through its affiliation with University of Utah Health, dermatology, cardiology, vascular and maternal-fetal medicine services are offered. Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center is an affiliate partner of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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