Regional West to Host “Paint It Pink” Event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the public is invited to Regional West at 6 p.m., Oct. 1 for an evening of fun, prizes, refreshments, and activities at the Regional West “Paint It Pink” event. Breast cancer survivors, their families, and friends are encouraged wear pink and attend this free event in memory and support of those who have been impacted by breast cancer.

The celebration is designed to raise awareness about the importance of annual mammograms. Although one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, better screening and early detection has helped to decrease mortality due to breast cancer since 1990.

“Please join us on Tuesday, October 1 as we “Paint It Pink” at Regional West in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Wendy Stirnkorb, CRA, director of Imaging Services. “We will be supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, and educating others to never give up the fight for the cure!”

The Paint It Pink event will be held in front of the hospital, between the main entrance and Medical Plaza South. It will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until dark, when pink lights will be turned on to light the front of the hospital. The pink lights will shine throughout the month of October. 

For more information about Paint It Pink, call The Breast Health Center at 308-630-1148.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 in-network providers, and 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.