In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pinckneyville Community Hospital 'Flocked Together for a Cure'. During the month of October, employees participated in different activities to help raise money and awareness, cumulating with a ceremony on October 31.
All through the month, individuals were able to donate $5.00 and put a pink ribbon on our Pink Out tree, and a flamingo in our front lawn in honor or memory of loved ones affected by breast cancer.
On October 31, the hospital held its annual Pink Out event, where pink balloons were released. Pastor James Clardy from New Hope Church prayed with the group before balloons were released.
Joe Crawford was in attendance, as a plaque was presented in memory of William K. Crawford to hang outside of the mammography room at Pinckneyville Community Hospital. It is because of a gift from the William K. Crawford trust, that Pinckneyville Community Hospital was able to be the first critical access hospital in the region to offer 3-D Mammography.
The Imaging Department held a special drawing of individuals who received a mammogram during the past year for a prize basket. Jean Hagston was the winner of the basket.
Additionally, a friendly contest war was held between departments. Participating departments decorated a flamingo mask, and individuals were able to vote on their favorite mask, by placing money in the correlating jar. The Family Medical Center was the winning department.
Judy & Shane's Food Truck was on-site and donated a portion of their sales back to the Pink Out efforts. As a special treat, employees received flamingo cookies from the Employee Appreciation Committee.
The money raised from the Pink Out activities will go towards providing comfort to patients in the Cancer Care & Infusion Clinic at Pinckneyville Community Hospital.