Hamilton Medical Center will host a Pink Day event on Friday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dalton Green, corner of Waugh Street and Thornton Avenue.
Supporting breast cancer awareness, Dalton Mayor Dennis Mock will officially proclaim Oct. 13 as Pink Day in Dalton. The proclamation is scheduled for 11 a.m.
The event will include a free gift (while supplies last), cookies, pink lemonade, yoga demonstration (at 11:30 a.m.), chair massages and acupuncture. Health and beauty vendors will be onsite as well, and Mix 104.5 will broadcast live from the event.
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 diagnosis of breast cancer, but early detection can make a huge difference.”
Some habits that can help reduce risk for breast cancer are maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating fruits and vegetables, not smoking and limiting alcohol consumption.