Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Southeast Market hospitals do their part in the fight against breast cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and at two different events this past weekend, teams from Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, and Johnson County Community Hospital helped raise awareness for the disease.
On Friday night, at the Elizabethton High School football game, Sycamore Shoals Hospital’s mammography team, consisting of Angie Blevins, Tracy Montgomery, and Judy White, handed out over 2,000 pink silicon “We Fight” bracelets and educational brochures. It was Homecoming at Elizabethton and also a designated “Pink Out” game to raise awareness for breast cancer.
On Sunday afternoon, team members from all three SE market facilities joined together at Founders Park in Johnson City for the annual “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” walk hosted by the American Cancer Society. The team had more than 50 people registered from Sycamore Shoals, Unicoi County, and Johnson County Hospitals. Each member had a custom team t-shirt and joined in a “tentgate” from 1-3 p.m. complete with music, food and fellowship.
“It was a great weekend for our team members and our hospitals, “said Corey Paulson, director of marketing for the Southeast Market. “We were able to raise awareness for both a terrible disease and how our hospitals can help fight it. We put a focus on early detection by promoting our digital mammography services and reminding everyone that we fight breast cancer here every day. A huge thanks goes out to all the team members who participated and helped organize the events.”