Community supports SVH Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Thank you to our community for supporting our 28th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 22! You helped us raise more than $6,200 for mammograms and women’s healthcare during national breast cancer awareness month.
Nearly 90 people, many wearing colorful pink or yellow clothing, walked from the MCI campus through the Pittsfield downtown area to raise awareness and funds for mammograms, which is proven to be the best form of early detection of breast cancer.
Hospital president, Randy Clark noted, “It was special to hear so many walkers say they were participating to honor loved ones or support family members, while others were walking to bring more attention to the importance of mammograms. All these personal reasons for participating make the walk a meaningful activity and we’re proud of that because it helps to raise awareness.”
Almy’s Angels, a team of employees from CM Almy, a Pittsfield company, was the top team fundraiser, and also donated a special breast cancer candle they designed for a raffle. Almy’s Angels held silent auctions, yard sales, book sales and more to raise funds throughout the year. We are grateful for their support and dedication to breast cancer awareness. Other top fundraising teams were Hannaford, Breast Friends, Banana’s Bunch, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Allison Kennedy was top individual fundraiser.
Thanks again to everyone who joined us and supported the effort for women’s health! If you couldn’t attend but would like to donate to the cause, contact Jen Castonguay in the Sebasticook Valley Hospital Women’s Health Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also excited to share during October’s breast cancer awareness month that scheduling your screening mammogram with Northern Light is easier than ever! Just visit our website and book a time on the ‘Schedule Now’ button