Please join Mercy Medical Center and Alliant Energy on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as they join forces to light the night pink to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The Power of Pink event takes place at Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center and includes a lighting ceremony as well as free giveaways and pink refreshments to promote awareness and early detection of breast cancer.
Mercy will light up the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, the main hospital entrances and other areas of campus – in pink. The lights will remain lit during the evening hours throughout the month of October.
Alliant Energy will be giving away free energy-saving pink light bulbs, while supplies last. Those who receive the light bulbs are encouraged to put them in their porch lights for the month as a reminder to women on their street to get screened for breast cancer.
The public is encouraged to attend—and wear pink. A $2 donation will be made to the Especially for You® fund for each person in attendance. The fund provides breast care services such as mammograms, biopsies and ultrasounds for those in our community who couldn’t otherwise afford them.
What: Power of Pink lighting event
When: Thurs., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mercy Medical Center’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Why: To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month & promote early detection
Who: The public is invited to attend.