LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – In honor of the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the staff at Saint Joseph Hospital hosted a “Pink-A-Boo” event on Monday.
They traded in the traditional Halloween orange for pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, hoping to encourage more women to schedule their annual mammograms.
Sarah Burkett, with Saint Joseph Hospital, says, “If they are 40 or over, they should be coming annually for their mammogram. Anyone under the age of 40 should be doing their monthly self-breast exam.”
Saint Joseph Hospital, is part of the KentuckyOne health system, which held Pink-A-Boo events at all of their facilities across the state.