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CTMC Expands “Pink” Events to Raise Local Awareness, Funds for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Thanks to the addition of more partners in its efforts to raise awareness and funding for the local fight against breast cancer, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) annual ‘pink’ activities have grown beyond the month of October. This year, activities will stretch from early September through the month of October.

In addition to the annual Mayors’ proclamation, this year the new CTMC lantern will glow pink all month long as a beacon of hope for those suffering from breast cancer and their loved ones. In addition, several more activities will help raise funds for emergency aide to cancer patients in need who qualify for the assistance. Once again, the hospital will partner with Community Action to offer up 100 free mammograms to area women who have no means to pay for one. For more information about the mammograms, please call Community Action at (512) 392-1161 or e-mail Lydia Perez at .

Since CTMC began observing and fundraising locally for breast cancer in 2008, the hospital has helped raise more than $50,000. In the past year alone, working with its partners from Pink Heals and Community Action, CTMC has helped identify and assist several local individuals fighting cancer and facing personal challenges because of their illness. ‘Pink Funding’ has helped provide transportation to a patient who had no means to get to her appointments for much needed treatment. The fund was also used to help pay utilities for another individual, three month’s rent for a third person, and COBRA insurance payments for yet another individual who could no longer work due to the illness but still needed her insurance to receive her treatment.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of this growing, dynamic effort that is truly making a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors, right here in Hays County,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director, PR and Marketing.

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The Texas Hill Country, sun splashed hills rolling into the distance, is home to historic towns bursting with character, personalities, and great things to do.
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