A Sea of Pink at Advocate Trinity’s Ladies Night Event
Chicago, IL – Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2008 (the most recent year numbers are available) 210,203 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,589 died from the disease. However, if breast cancer is detected in its earlier stages, it can be successfully treated.
To commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Advocate Trinity Hospital hosted its Ladies Night “Go Pink” event on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Compassion Baptist Church, 2650 E. 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60617 and over 240 women from the Trinity community were in attendance—all wearing pink!
Participants were given information on how to keep their breasts healthy, measures to detect breast cancer early and a demonstration on breast self-exam techniques.
"My greatest hope is that the women in our community empower themselves with breast care knowledge and spreading that knowledge to other women,” said Dr. Yvonne Collins, Gynecologic Oncologist at Trinity Hospital.
Dr. Collins has made it her personal mission to educate women about both ovarian and breast cancers and she is doing it right here in the community she grew up in. In fact, Dr. Collins, who was born and raised on Chicago’s south side, was the keynote speaker for the Ladies Night “Go Pink” event.
“It was my first time hosting Ladies Night Out and I must say—it was incredible! To be able to reach so many women at once was amazing. It is so encouraging to to see how the women of this community are taking control and taking better care of their health,” said Dr. Collins.
Attendees at the event also enjoyed chair massages, dinner, a special gift bag and raffle prizes.
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