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October 7th, 2011
CTMC partners with local groups to “paint it pink”

October 2010 - CTMC and the Pink Heals Tour raised nearly $12,000 for the local fight against breast cancer. PHOTO via CTMC.

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Central Texas Medical Center has teamed-up with Community Action to provide up to 100 free mammograms to women who cannot otherwise afford them.

The hospital will provide pink carnations and inspirational bookmarks to the mammogram recipients.

The hospital has also partnered with other organizations to sponsor a series of events and activities to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.

• Oct. 16 – Pink Heals Rally from 1-5 p.m. at San Marcos Plaza Park. It will be a free celebration of survival and remembrance and feature the Pink Fire Truck, food, live music, kids activities and more.

• Oct. 19 – Texas State University Dig Pink Women’s Volleyball Game and silent auction Strahan Coliseum. The silent auction, proceeds from which will benefit CTMC’s breast cancer outreach efforts, will be at 5 p.m. on the concourse level of the coliseum. The game, between Texas State and UT Arlington, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will sell Texas State Pink Out shirts for $10 at the doors of Strahan Coliseum, and all attendees who wear pink shirts will receive free admission to the match.

• Oct. 19 – Tres Hermana’s Rosado Fundraiser. Fifty percent off all meal proceeds for the day will be donated to CTMC’s breast cancer outreach efforts.

• Oct. 20 – CTMC Digital Mammo Suite Open House. From 5:30-7 p.m. there will be hors d’oeuvres, opportunities to learn about the latest in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, inspirational artwork inspired by breast cancer survivors, and a tour of the hospital’s new mammography facility.

• Oct. 21 – Pink-T-Shirt day and group photo at CTMC to commemorate National Mammography Day.

• Oct. 26 – Bra and Fashion Night hosted by the Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach. The reception is at 6:30 p.m. and the Fashion show will be at 7 p.m., both in the Alkek Library Teaching Theatre.

For more information about any of CTMC’s Pink Heals-related events and activities, visit its website or call (512) 753-3603.

The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1982 to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center. To date, the Foundation has raised $6.3 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.

CTMC, part of Adventist Health System, is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. Now with 44 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.

Texas State's Women’s Volleyball team, as they will this year, helped raise funds to fight breast cancer in October 2010.

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