Get Your PINK On at NHCH’s 12th annual breast cancer awareness event called Girls Night Out (GNO) on Friday, October 5th, 2012. This year’s event has moved from NHCH to Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Charter School from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the theme is “Get Your PINK On”.
Who: All ladies!
Date: Friday, October 5th, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm.
Place: Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School
64-1043 Hi’iaka Street, Kamuela, HI
(turn onto Kalamalu Street at the Waimea Police Station)
Festivities: dinner, massage, hair styling, manicures, energy work
and acupuncture. Plus, breast cancer bingo, silent auction, door prizes
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and NHCH is doing our part to keep the women in our community healthy, happy and informed. This event is open to the public and offers women the opportunity to have a FUN & FREE night out to paint the town PINK! Girls Night Out is one of two annual community outreach events held by NHCH to help fulfill our mission; the other event is Senior Health Fair, held in May to support National Senior Health and Fitness Day.
Women will enjoy a fun and educational trade show by local resources and businesses, including massage, hair styling, manicures, make-up, energy work, acupuncture, and more. Several booths will offer items for sale including jewelry and make-up. Women will also be treated to complimentary dinner, breast cancer bingo, silent auction and door prizes. A variety of women’s health and wellness information will be provided to Girls Night Out attendees by: West Hawaii Mediation Center, bone density screenings by Foodland, Planned Parenthood, NHCH’s Waimea Women’s Center, NHCH’s Rehabilitation Services and NHCH’s Breast Health Program.
NEW DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY
With the hospital’s new state-of-the-art digital mammography and revamped Breast Health Program, this year’s Girls Night Out hopes to educate and encourage women to schedule annual mammograms. Early detection is key in treating breast cancer, and annual mammography can help detect breast tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages.
The hospital’s new Breast Health Program and digital mammography machine offer patients access to the latest cutting-edge technology, a more comfortable experience, faster image analysis and on-going support, in coordination with Hawaii’s new mammography self-referral law. Thanks to a new Hawai‘i state law which took effect on July 1st, 2012, women over the age of 40, for the first time ever, have the right and ability to schedule their own annual breast-screening exam without a referral from their primary care physician.
HELP SUPPORT THIS EVENT
To help support this wonderful community outreach event, the GNO committee is raffling the following three items, which are currently in the hospital display case, near the lobby:
1) Large Quilt – “All Pieces Make Me Whole,” 72” x 78”. Crafted by Kathleen
McCann and quilted by Liz Moiha at Topstitch.
2) Koa Paddle – handcrafted and generously donated by Wilkinson Woodwork.
3) Lap Quilt – “Wrapped in Pink,” 53” x 53”. Crafted by our very own Joanne Merola
(employee in the hospital’s Patient Financial Services Department)
and quilted by Liz Moiha at Topstitch.
Tickets are 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20 and can be purchased in the hospital’s Accounting Department (across from the NHCH Café) or from Lisa in Patient Financial Services (across from Admissions) until Friday, October 5th. Tickets can also be purchased at the event. Winners will be drawn during the event and do not need to be present to win.
For more details or if you have questions, please contact NHCH’s Event Coordinator, Laurie Edmondson at Laurie.Edmondson@NHCH.com or by calling 881-4425.