Second annual Pink Party set Oct. 4 at SSRH
October is breast cancer awareness month, and Siloam Springs Regional Hospital invites ladies in the community to gather their friends together and stop by the Pink Party between 3 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 4. This special event hosted by the Healthy Community Advisory Council is free and will feature health and beauty pampering, a vendor fair, tours of the hospital’s imaging department and a “mammothon.”
“One of the things we wanted to do was create a spa-like atmosphere to help women feel more comfortable in the hospital imaging setting and also to help relieve any anxiety associated with mammograms,” said Aimee Morrell, director of marketing and business development at SSRH. “Last year, we had a great turnout and several guests decided to have a screening mammogram that day. We’re ready to have another fun event this year, focusing on women putting their health first and taking care of themselves.”
Guests will be able to tour the imaging department in an effort to help younger or first-time ladies become familiar with the experience. There also will be an opportunity to have an on-the-spot mammogram appointment that evening if guests would like to participate.
All women in the community are invited to attend this free event. Mammography technicians will be on hand to explain how screening equipment works, walk guests through a typical patient experience highlighting some of the special amenities offered and answer any questions they may have.
It can be hard for ladies to find the time to take care of themselves, but mammograms are an essential part of women’s health care. So SSRH is removing barriers by offering discounted rates and after-hours appointments.
There is a $99 special on mammogram screenings during the month of October that is an all-inclusive price for those who do not have insurance coverage to help with the cost. In addition, extended evening hours are available throughout the month, making it more convenient to schedule.
If a lady does not want a mammogram or has already had her recommended screening, she is still encouraged to attend to provide a support network for the warriors in pink.
Special recognition will be given to survivors, as well as resources for those who are currently battling breast cancer, along with education and information for prevention and early detection.
SSRH offers digital mammography which is a special X-ray of the breasts that can detect lumps and other forms of breast disease that may be too small to be felt even by an experienced examiner. Early detection affords the best opportunity for a cure. To schedule a screening mammogram call 479215-3420. For more information about the Pink Party, call 479-215-3214.