DeKalb Health Supports Tri Kappa's Pink Out Initiative
Breast cancer has a major impact on our community as a whole and at the individual level. One in every eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, a and according to the American Cancer Society, there were more than 200 new cases of cancer in DeKalb County last year, resulting in 91 mortalities.
Today, there is no known prevention for breast cancer--but when found in its early stages it has a 98 percent cure rate. That's why Tri Kappa and DeKalb Health make the annual Pink Out event a priority: to raise awareness of breast cancer and to make detection services accessible to more women in the community.
During the Pink Out on Thursday, May 18, 4pm to 8 pm at the James Cultural Plaza in downtown Auburn participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable information, receive a life-saving mammogram.
The event begins with a Pink Parade from Eckhart Public Library to James Cultural Plaza and ends with at tribute ceremony and balloon release. Cancer survivors, including Dr. Trina Chapman Smith, a family practitioner at DeKalb Health, and local resident Nina Bennet.
Explore our health and well ness street fair with information booths from various local businesses, organizations, cancer resources and opportunities to schedule a mammogram with DeKalb Health or Francine's Friends.
Schedule an appointment during the month of May at DeKalb Health and receive a free Pink Out gift.
For more information, visit Tri Kappa's Facebook page or schedule an appointment with DeKalb Health Women’s Imaging and Diagnostic Suite at 260.333.7710.
Get more event information by visiting our Pink Out event page.