J.C. Blair Hospital plans Wear Pink Day Luncheon

Events to be held throughout the month

HUNTINGDON — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Women’s Imaging Center of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is hosting its fifth annual Cindy Taylor Memorial Wear Pink Luncheon at noon Oct. 20 in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College.

This year’s luncheon will feature a panel of J.C. Blair breast health experts: obstetrician/gynecologist and breast cancer survivor Dr. Diane Adams, lead mammographer and breast health coordinator Penny Shope, breast surgeon Dr. Darrell Pugh and a breast health survivor.

Tickets are $15, and available for purchase at the J.C. Blair Hospital Information Desk or through www.jcblair.org until Friday. Seating is limited, and carpooling is encouraged. For more information, call 643-8548.

In addition, the hospital auxiliary will feature a pocket book raffle, with all proceeds benefiting J.C. Blair’s Alliance for Breast Care. Proceeds from the Cindy Taylor Softball Tournament will also be presented at the luncheon.

Additional October Breast Cancer Awareness programs sponsored by the Women’s Imaging Center at J.C. Blair include:

A free gift for every mammography patient in the month of October.

“Pink Power Paint Night” at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the J.C. Blair Education Center. Rebecca Reck from Bluebird Designs will give attendees step-by-step instructions to create a breast cancer awareness-inspired masterpiece. Attendees will also be provided with painting supplies, dessert, breast health information and a free gift. The cost is $35, with checks made payable to the J.C. Blair Foundation. For more information or to register, call 643-8652.

Throughout the month, J.C. Blair’s Breast Health Coordinator Penny Shope will present breast health educational programs to various groups throughout Huntingdon County.

For more information about any of these Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, call 643-8548.