By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer
With the month of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw and the community are helping to raise funds with the “Paint the Hospital Pink” campaign.
To help raise funds for this worthy cause, Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw and Choctaw Nursing Center employees are selling pink ribbon donation cards for $1 during the month of October. These cards will be displayed in the halls of Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.
Some of the events that will be held to continue to raise the funds for The Pink Ribbon Fund include refreshments being served in the front lobby of the hospital on October 11. Pink ribbon donation cards will be sold during this time to help “Paint the Hospital Pink”.
On October 18, there will be a bake sale and raffle items from 9 a.m. until noon. All proceeds will go toward The Pink Ribbon Fund. The sale will be immediately followed with a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk leaving from the Main Street pavilion area in Ackerman. After the walk, pink balloons will be released by everyone in memory or honor of loved ones lost to this disease.
To continue to raise funds as well as celebrate the main season of the month, pink ribbon donation cards will be sold during the Oct. 26 Jack-O-Lantern-Jam on Main Street from 4-8 p.m. Pioneer will have a booth set up with information regarding breast cancer awareness, as well as door prizes. They will also have hot dog plates, cookies, and candy for children from a car trunk.
Pioneer Community Hospital will wrap up the month by hosting “The Pink Event” on Oct. 29 from 4:30-7 p.m. The hospital will present fashion and entertainment for the public to recognize breast cancer awareness in the community. All are invited to participate in fun, food, and fellowship during the upcoming month with the hospital to recognize and spread the word about breast cancer awareness.
For more information contact Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw at (662) 285-6235.