The Shingletown Medical Center (SMC) board members, staff and community volunteers will be handing out bags and carnations on Nor-Cal’s 20th Anniversary Think Pink Day, Thursday, October 20th. The stuffed Think Pink Bags will be handed out to drivers from 6:30AM to 8:30AM in the drive-thru parking lots of Pioneer Pizza, AG & Company English Toffee Candy (directly across from the Pioneer), and the Black Butte Market. Bags will also be available at SMC throughout the day, and various other business establishments throughout town. SMC hopes you can come by and pick-up the always informative and educational information, along with the beautiful pink carnation sponsored by our very own community member, Cheryl Hull.
Each Think Pink Bag contains educational materials such as the Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar, Breast Self-Examination Shower Card and Breast Cancer Resources. Each bag also contains pink gift items to help everyone remember Think Pink and raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Each year various businesses donate different items to add to the mission and SMC has a special item that will be in all bags for Shingletown, Manton and Hat Creek.
Nor-Cal Think Pink is a community effort to promote breast cancer awareness
The campaign originated in 1997 in Northern California with three individuals: Dr. Michael Figueroa, Oncologist of Solace Cancer Care (previously Cancer Care Consultants), Carol Lake of the American Cancer Society – Northern California Unit, and Melody Christenson of MD Imaging (and retired from Solace Cancer Care) in Redding, California. The campaign began with just 500 free bags being handed out to the public.
Early breast cancer detection has a 98% cure rate; when discovered too late, the effects are devastating. Breast cancer can strike anytime: young and old, family history or no family history, healthy and unhealthy women; breast cancer does not discriminate. It is our hope that through advocacy and outreach education with our surrounding communities – Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc, Tehama and Trinity, women will recognize the importance of annual mammograms and monthly self- breast exam.
The 2016 Lighting Of The Sundial Bridge
Come see the Sundial Bridge awash with a pink glow to support breast cancer awareness and education. The bridge will be lit the entire evening of October 20th, 2016. The education event takes place from 5:00PM to 8:30PM. There will be educational speakers every half hour from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at the North Side of the Bridge. Music by Brown Shoe will be on the stage throughout the evening. A FREE shuttle service from the Mt. Shasta Mall to the Bridge is sponsored by RABA. You can take this shuttle on the Canby Road side of the mall at the regular RABA pickup station.