Hamilton Health Care System will host a Pink Day event on Friday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burr Park, 101 South Hamilton St.
The event will include free cookies, pink lemonade, mini massages, car magnets and health and wellness vendors. Giveaways will be available while supplies last.
Leading up to the event, a Pink Pop-Up event will be held at the Mill, 825 Chattanooga Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free car magnets, stickers, and yard signs will be available while supplies last. Attendees may pick up a discount card for shopping and dining at participating businesses on Oct. 3.
On Monday, Oct. 30, Eric Turner, MD, PCI oncologist and medical director, will present the latest breast cancer prevention guidelines and genetic screening advancements. The “Doc Talk!” event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Dalton-Whitfield County Library, 310 Cappes St. Light refreshments will be served.
Regular breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms (based on age and health history) are recommended as the best way to detect breast cancer in the early stages.
“With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good time to be proactive,” said Rachel Ogle, marketing outreach manager for Hamilton Health Care System. “Nobody wants to hear a breast cancer diagnosis, but early detection can make a huge difference.”
Some habits that can help reduce the risk of breast cancer are maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating fruits and vegetables, not smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption.
PCI includes Dalton’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence; a comprehensive team of board-certified medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and general surgeons/breast specialists; 3D digital mammography; breast elastography; breast ultrasound; 3D stereotactic breast biopsy; state-of-the-art radiation therapies; customized treatment plans; genetic testing and counseling; patient navigation and oncology social work services; and breast surgery and reconstruction.
To schedule a mammogram at Peeples Cancer Institute, please call 706-272-6565.
Free car magnets, stickers, yard signs and other giveaways (while supplies last) will be available throughout October at Hamilton Health Care System Primary Care locations. For a list of locations, visit HamiltonHealth.com/primary.