NRMC, Lady Tigers Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Two events will take place Thursday, October 3, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of local women. Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) will host their third annual breast cancer awareness event, Ladies’ Night, in the main lobby of the hospital at 800 south Ash Street from 3:30 to 7 P.M. And partnering with NRMC, the Lady Nevada Tiger softball team will host a “StriKe Out Cancer” game at Bushwhacker field, beginning at 4:30 P.M.
Ladies’ Night is free and open to the public. The event will include a photo booth, door prizes, appetizers and mock-tails, and vendor booths from cancer resources and education, to makeup and clothing. The NRMC Auxiliary Gift Shop will stay open throughout the evening.
NRMC will offer extended hours for mammogram screenings during Ladies’ Night. Most insurance is accepted and grant funding is available for uninsured and under-insured persons. This discount is provided by the NRMC Foundation through a grant from HOPE-4-You Breast Cancer Foundation in Joplin, Mo.
Those who wish to schedule a mammogram during the event should register in advance by calling the NRMC Community Relations office at (417) 448-3801.
This year, the Lady Nevada Tiger Softball team requested a partnership with NRMC to host a “StriKe Out Cancer” game in conjunction with Ladies’ Night, which happened to also be the date of one of their home games. The team’s wish was to get involved to support uninsured and under-insured women in the fight against breast cancer. During the game, the Lady Tigers will be using a variety of methods to raise funds to donate to the Foundation for future Ladies’ Night events at NRMC.
“The girls are really excited to support our local hospital and the women of Vernon County,” said Alyson Harder, president of Nevada Lady Tiger Booster Club. “We will be making a donation of $5 from the NHS Boosters for every strike-out in the game, and we’ll offer the same opportunity to the fans. We’ll also ask for donations, passing a pink hat around and raffle some large, StriKe Out Cancer, homemade cookies donated by Linda Tourtillott. In addition, all proceeds from the Tiger Grill that night will be donated the NRMC Ladies’ Night event.
“Our girls understand that it is important to support our community and to bring awareness to important health issues. 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Early detection is critical and we want to ensure that all women have access to this important life-saving screening event. Many of our girls’ loved ones have been impacted by breast cancer. They will recognize those women and play in honor of them on October 3rd.”
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About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.