Pink, Pampered and Proactive
Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013

A new record turnout of over 400 women were treated to a fun night of pampering at our 13th annual breast cancer awareness event called Girls Night Out (GNO) on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea.

This year’s theme was “Get Your Pink On,” and attendees came dressed to impress in their best pink! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we continue to do our part to keep the women in our community healthy, happy and informed. This fun, free event is one of two annual community outreach events held by the hospital to help fulfill our mission: “to improve the health status of the people of North Hawaii by improving access to care and providing high quality services at a reasonable cost.” The other event is Senior Health Fair, held in May to support National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

Attendees were treated to complimentary dinner, dessert, breast cancer bingo, silent auction and door prizes. Plus, each woman could choose to be pampered with one complimentary experience, including massage, hair styling, manicure, make-up, energy work, acupuncture, and more.

Attendees also enjoyed a fun and educational trade show by local resources and businesses, including The Walking Company, Avon, Arbonne, Cross Fit, Kyani, doTerra Oils, American Cancer Society, West Hawaii Mediation Center, Aloha Natural Health, bone density screenings and flu shots by Foodland, plus, NHCH’s Waimea Women’s Center, Rehabilitation Services, Holistic Services and Breast Health Program.

Early detection is key in treating breast cancer, and annual mammography can help detect breast tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages. NHCH is proud to offer a new state-of-the-art digital mammography machine and revamped Breast Health Program for patients – so what are you waiting for? Schedule your annual mammogram today by calling 881-4882.

This wonderful event is made possible thanks to the generous support of numerous individuals and businesses in our community: from the hospital employees who donated their time coordinating this event, the local farms who donated food, to the people and companies who donated silent auction items. Your support is greatly appreciated.