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Florida Hospital Waterman goes pink for breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in recognition, Florida Hospital Waterman is Pinking Out to help promote the importance of breast health and the early detection of breast cancer. Now through the end of October, the hospital is hosting a number of activities and educational events to encourage members of the community to get involved and take action.

Florida Hospital Waterman Pinking Ceremony: Thursday, September 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. when the hospital’s signature fountain will be tinted pink and the canopy lit in the same shade in honor of the many lives touched by breast cancer. Attendees can bring a new bra for donation to Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, and for each donated bra they will be entered into a drawing for one of the grand prizes. There will also be a number of community partners available with free goodies. The celebration will feature health education and resources.

Join the Flock: The Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation is giving the community an opportunity to raise awareness at home and around town by joining the flock! For $10, donors get a flamingo to place in their yard while another is placed in flocks around Lake County. Purchase the flamingos from Artisans on Fifth in Mt. Dora or at the Florida Hospital Waterman Gift Shop. Donors can also honor a loved one impacted by breast cancer by donating $5 for a pink ribbon adorned with their name.  The ribbons will be attached to a tree directly in front of the main Florida Hospital Waterman entrance, and will be on display through the end of October. The contributions help raise breast health awareness while providing financial and educational support for early detection and screening.

Discounted Mammograms: During the month of October, Florida Hospital Waterman is offering self-pay patients discounted screening mammograms for only $99. Early detection saves lives, and all women over the age of 40 should have an annual mammogram. Visit FHWatermanPink.com for more information and to schedule your mammography today.

Pink Out 5K: Florida Hospital Waterman hosts the 4th Annual Pink Out 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, October 19th at 6 p.m. It’s an evening 5K for the entire family in downtown Tavares. Proceeds help promote breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment including mammograms for women in need.  You can sign up by visiting FHWatermanPink.com.

Ladies Legacy Luncheon:  Join the Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation on Friday, October 27, at Lake Receptions in Mt. Dora for the Ladies Legacy Luncheon. The event celebrates women and their unique experiences. This year, Wendy B. Libby, Ph. D., President of Stetson University will be speaking about “Daring to Be Significant!” Exhibitor Booths will be open starting at 10 a.m., and the Luncheon Program will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 and proceeds support Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Care Services. Don’t forget to wear pink to show your support!

For a complete listing of events visit FHWatermanPink.com.