October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Union Hospital and the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce are again asking local organizations to help ?Paint Tusc Pink? in October. Area businesses, schools, athletic teams and community agencies are encouraged to create pink-themed displays in an effort to promote the message that early detection of breast cancer saves lives.
?We had a terrific response from the community last year for our inaugural ?Paint Tusc Pink? campaign with over 40 organizations participating,? said Union Hospital Community Health and Wellness Coordinator, Pamela Dummermuth, who serves on the ?Paint Tusc Pink? committee. ?We saw everything from giant-sized window paintings and sports team t-shirts to quite a few very creative and very pink storefront displays. This year, we?re hoping for an even bigger response as the word continues to spread.?
This year?s ?Paint Tusc Pink? events include a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Adventure Harley Davidson in Dover, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.
The ?Paint Tusc Pink? Luncheon at Union Country Club will be on Thursday, Oct. 13 at noon. Tickets to the luncheon are $10 and all proceeds benefit women?s health services at the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured. Tickets are available in the UH Gift Shop or by calling the UH Community Relations office at (330) 602-0778.
The Twin City area will observe ?Paint Tusc Pink? the week of Oct. 17. On Oct. 19, the Times-Reporter will feature a special pink edition of the newspaper.
?Paint Tusc Pink? is a joint effort of Union Hospital and the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection. For questions or more information on how to become involved, contact the Union Hospital Community Health and Wellness Department at (330) 602-0779.