Each year women of a certain age dread the slightly uncomfortable mammogram. For that small amount of discomfort, we all breathe a sign of relief when the results come back negative, and if they come back questionable, we are grateful that we know that something needs to be done.
In all parts of Tarrant County (the United States) there are thousands of women who do not have insurance that will assist them with payment for this and other annual exams. Many of these women do not have any symptoms, but when they are seen by a doctor it is often for something that could have been eradicated with early detection.
The Kupferie Health Board of the Texas Health Resources Foundation is sponsoring their annual Puttin’ on the Pink Fashion Show and Luncheon (March 27, 2018). Proceeds from this fabulous event will benefit mobile health outreach to underserved women in Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Some of the screenings and procedures are:
- Breast diagnostic procedures
- Digital diagnostic procedures
- Cardiovascular risk assessments
- Colon cancer screening
- Well-woman exams and cervical cancer screenings
The fashion show is like no other, the beautiful clothes are modeled by professional models and survivors with their stories being told. Some of the survivors were diagnosed through the screenings and procedures they received from the mobile health outreach.
Tickets and sponsorships are still available. Just click Puttin’ on the Pink. Through very generous donations, they will raffle off 11 fabulous prices. To see the items that can be yours click raffle. You do not need to be present to win, and you are helping a great cause.
This is our third year covering this event. Last year it was our honor to interview Irene, the beautiful survivor featured in the video below, and to learn more about the mobile health outreach from someone who has used it. To learn more about the mobile health and the event, take a look at the video.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. It’s about more than breast cancer, it’s about life–Puttin’ on the Pink.
Puttin’ on the Pink
March 27, 2018
10 am Reception/ 11 am Fashion Luncheon
Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom