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MHHS asks community to Think Pink

Posted on October 2, 2019

The month of October has Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Thinking Pink.

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, a member of Covenant Health, will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a special ceremony at noon on October 10. The event will be held at the Morristown Regional Cancer Center, which is located near the Emergency Department on the campus of MHHS.

“Our goal is to raise awareness in the community about the importance of breast cancer screening and  early detection,” said Gordon Lintz, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System President and Chief Administrative Officer. “Early detection saves lives. We want everyone to Think Pink!”

The event, which is part of the hospital’s push to remind the community to Think Pink in the month of October, will honor those currently fighting the disease, celebrate survivors and remember those who have lost their lives to breast cancer.

Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney and Hamblen County Bill Brittain will issue a joint proclamation during the event, which will recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in both Morristown and Hamblen County.

Breast Cancer survivor Marcella Marcum will also speak during the event.

Also as part of the Think Pink initiative, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has distributed pink ribbon window clings to businesses throughout the community to display in their storefront windows to help raise awareness throughout town about the disease.

“We are appreciative of area businesses who have helped us raise awareness throughout the month of October,” MHHS Marketing Manager Seth Butler said. “The community has again rallied together to help MHHS be the top advocate for healthcare here in Hamblen County.”

Think Pink will also be marked by extended mammogram scheduling at Morristown Regional Diagnostic Center during the month of October.

Extended schedules will be held each Tuesday evening throughout the month, as well as special appointment days on Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, October 26. One appointment can save your life, so schedule your mammogram today by calling 423-492-9001.