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Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Gunnison Valley Health and Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Gunnison Valley Health and Tough Enough to Wear Pink are once again coming together to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of regular screenings and early detection. The two organizations will host two events in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

On Monday, October 2, the community is invited to a Luminary Lighting Ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m. at 707 N. Iowa Street in Gunnison. The event will include an opportunity to add the names of loved ones impacted by cancer to a luminary, appetizers from 5B’s BBQ and music from Evelyn Roper. The short ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the lighting will take place at approximately 6:45 p.m. The ceremony is an opportunity to honor loved ones and families affected by cancer.

On Thursday, October 19, the community is invited to Ladies Spa Night, a relaxing evening dedicated to women’s health and wellness. The event takes place at the hospital from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Women are invited to enjoy mocktails, appetizers from 5B’s BBQ, chair massages from Maya Wellness and mini ortho bionomy sessions from Shay and Shonda Percival. There will be a limited number of mammogram slots available, pre-registration is required. Call 970-641-7253 for more information.

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Breast cancer is most easily treated and cured when it is discovered at an early stage. While mammograms do not prevent breast cancer or reduce a woman’s risk of developing cancer, regular mammograms can reduce a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer by detecting a tumor when it is at a more treatable stage.

Gunnison Valley Health, with tremendous support from Tough Enough to Wear Pink, has developed a comprehensive suite of breast care services that includes the advanced technology for screening and detection. From 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography to Automated Breast Ultrasounds to breast MRIs, women in the Gunnison Valley have access to a complete range of breast imaging services.