On Oct. 24, more than 200 area women were educated and inspired at the seventh annual Think Pink, a breast cancer awareness event complete with speakers, appetizers, prizes and pampering treatments.
Sponsored by Margaret Mary Health and the local breast cancer support group, this year’s event featured presentations by breast cancer survivors Melissa Crum and Suzanne Metzger, said communications specialist Becky Walter. Held at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall, the event raised more than $12,000 to help provide mammograms to area women who can’t afford them.
According to Walter, all women should get baseline mammograms between the ages of 35-40. After 40, mammograms should be repeated annually. Premenopausal women with a strong family history of breast cancer, meaning a first-degree relative, should get screened 10 years before their loved one’s age of diagnosis.
To be added to the mailing list for next year’s Think Pink, persons may call 933-5257. More event photos are also posted on the MMH Facebook page.