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Paint Downtown Pink Event: Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

HANFORD – On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, the Thursday Night Market Place in Downtown Hanford will be decorated in pink to help raise breast cancer awareness.

Every year, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network organizes the “Paint Downtown Pink” event to call attention to breast cancer and the services available at the Breast Care Center.

Last year, more than 700 people, many dressed in pink, came out to show their support.

Like last year, those who visit the Adventist Health booth on Sept. 22 will receive a pink pedometer and be asked to walk for breast cancer, while completing 2,500 steps around the Market Place (about a mile and a quarter). Once completed, participants will receive a free gift while supplies last, and be entered into a drawing for larger prizes.

There will even be photo opportunities with wacky pink props. Images taken from the photo booth will be posted on the Adventist Health / Central Valley Network Facebook page the following day.

Not only do community members get involved, but so do the vendors. Adventist Health offers prizes to the top three Market Place booths who display pink pride.

“Paint Downtown Pink” will begin at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 22 at the Adventist Health booth on Irwin Street, between 7th and 8th streets in Downtown Hanford.

Staff from the Breast Care Center, second floor of the Hanford Medical Pavilion, 125 Mall Drive in Hanford, will be on hand to answer questions about the center’s services. The Breast Care Center offers a full complement of services covering multiple aspects of breast diagnostics and other care, including digital mammography, ultrasound, bone densitometry and stereotactic breast biopsies. Just recently, the center began offering genetic screening. For more information, please call (559) 537-2300.