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Gundersen St. Josephs hosts Paint My Night Pink
Event to raise awareness of breast cancer
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Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital & Clinics in Hillsboro will host “Paint My Night Pink” to help raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of mammograms.   Ladies are invited to come out for a fun and informational paint night fundraising event Oct. 21, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Hillsboro Brewing Company,  815 Water Ave.

Participants will paint their own wine glass under the direction of Julie Johnson, art instructor from Hillsboro schools, while learning more about women’s health issues and wellness options.  Presentations and demonstrations will include; breast health and breast cancer, nutritional advice, exercise and meditation in motion yoga demonstrations, the benefits of essential oils, massage therapy and cosmetic services.

Cost is $30 per person, with proceeds going to H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Everyday) and includes painting supplies, your wine glass creation, a special pink commemorative infinity scarf as a gift and light appetizers.

Tickets are limited to 60 participants for this event and may be purchased at Hillsboro Brewing Company, Farmers State Bank, Peterson Pharmacy and Royal Bank in Hillsboro or any registration area at Gundersen St. Joseph’s in Elroy, Hillsboro or Wonewoc.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  Women are encouraged to catch breast cancer in its earliest most treatable stages.  A simple screening can save your life.  It is recommended that if you are 40 years or older you should make time to schedule an appointment for a mammogram and talk to your provider if you have any questions relating to breast cancer.

For more information about “Paint My Night Pink,” call Sue Zimmerman at (608) 489-8259.