Pam­per Me Pink

No­vant Health UVA Health Sys­tem Culpeper Med­i­cal Cen­ter to host an­nual event

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No­vant Health UVA Health Sys­tem Culpeper Med­i­cal Cen­ter will co-host its 12th an­nual Pam­per Me Pink event with Pep­per­ber­ries on Tues­day, Oct. 24. Pam­per Me Pink was cre­ated by Sharon Welch Clark, owner of Pep­per­ber­ries, after she saw a need in the com­mu­nity to heighten aware­ness and raise money for breast cancer, while also en­joy­ing some pam­per­ing.

“Culpeper Med­i­cal Cen­ter is proud to part­ner with Pep­per­ber­ries each year for this great event,” said Jeff Het­man­ski, the med­i­cal cen­ter’s pres­i­dent. “We are com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing the health our com­mu­nity and this event is a great way to heighten breast cancer aware­ness, raise money, have fun and en­joy learn­ing from our ex­pert providers and clin­i­cians.”

At­ten­dees will be treated to pam­per­ing and in­for­ma­tion on health care ser­vices, as well as light re­fresh­ments and a chance to win door prizes, in­clud­ing a prize pack­age val­ued at $500 do­nated by Pep­per­ber­ries. Win­ners must be present to win. The pro­gram will also in­clude a panel of cancer sur­vivors who will share their sto­ries, and Dr. Alta DeRoo, direc­tor of UVA

OBGYN, a depart­ment of No­vant Health UVA Health Sys­tem Culpeper Med­i­cal Cen­ter will speak on women’s health.

“Our Pam­per Me Pink event and fund en­able women and men in Culpeper and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties to re­ceive life-sav­ing mam­mo­grams at no charge,” said Clark. “Our part­ner­ship with No­vant Health UVA Health Sys­tem Culpeper Med­i­cal Cen­ter on this event al­lows this needed ser­vice to con­tinue in our com­mu­nity.”

The Pam­per Me Pink Mam­mog­ra­phy Fund of­fers mam­mog­ra­phy ser­vices to women and men of qual­i­fied fi­nan­cial need and has pro­vided hun­dreds of mam­mo­grams to mem­bers of Culpeper and its sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

At­ten­dees will be treated to pam­per­ing and in­for­ma­tion on health care ser­vices, as well as light re­fresh­ments and a chance to win door prizes, in­clud­ing a prize pack­age val­ued at $500.

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