SSM Breast Care to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month with colorful public activities at each hospital
When it comes to breast care, awareness of prevention and early detection are helping to save more lives than ever before. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SSM Breast Care will host the following activities across the SSM Health Care – St. Louis entities throughout October. The public is invite to come partake in the events.
SSM Health Care – St. Louis campuses turned pink
All SSM Health Care – St. Louis campuses will be turned pink from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. The amount of pink and what’s turned pink will vary by campus. Employees at each campus will wear pink on Fridays during October.
Breast Cancer Memorial/Tribute Tree
White trees will be in each SSM Health Care – St. Louis hospital cafeteria. Employees, patients and visitors will be able to place a pink ribbon on the tree to recognize someone who has lost their struggle with breast cancer or is currently going through breast cancer treatment. Ribbons are free and can be picked up at the cafeteria checkout.
SayCheez photo booth
Each SSM Health Care – St. Louis campus will receive a visit from the SayCheez Photo Booth. Photo opportunities will be open to all employees, patients and visitors. Everyone will be encouraged to show off their pink by wearing props and outfits. All participants will receive a SSM Breast Care logoed printout of their photos.
Wednesday, October 10 – SSM DePaul Health Center, Cafeteria – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 10pm to 12am
Thursday, October 11 – SSM St. Clare Health Center, Conference Center – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 10pm to 12am
Friday, October 12 – SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, Cafeteria – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 10pm to 12am
Wednesday, October 17 – SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, Cafeteria – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 10pm to 12am
Friday, October 19 – SSM St. Joseph Medical Park, Lobby – 11:30am to 1:30pm
Wednesday, October 24 – SSM St. Joseph Health Center, Cafeteria – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 10pm to 12am
Thursday, October 25 – SSM St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville, Lobby – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 10pm to 12am
Friday, October 26 – SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 10pm to 12am
“A Night with the Girls” Events
Back by popular demand, SSM Breast Care will host two “A Night with the Girls” events at SSM St. Clare Health Center and SSM DePaul Health Center. Have your most personal questions answered by a group of women’s health experts. This event includes chair massages, paraffin dips, refreshments and more.
Thursday, October 11 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – SSM St. Clare Health Center – Education and Conference Center
Thursday, October 18 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – SSM DePaul Health Center – May Center
Space is limited! To register, call 1-866-SSM-DOCS (1-866-776-3627).
‘Fight Like A Girl’ T-shirts
All month long, “Fight Like A Girl” t-shirts will be for sale in hospital gift shops and across the SSM Health Care – St. Louis entities. Shirts are $10 and available in pink and black. All sale proceeds will help provide care for underserved patients at all SSM Breast Care locations.
Have you had your annual mammogram? Take time to take care of yourself this October. Schedule your yearly mammogram at one of the six convenient SSM Breast Care locations today!
Remember, screening mammograms do not require a physician referral.
About SSM Health Care – St. Louis
SSM Health Care – St. Louis’ mission statement — “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God” — is embodied by 11,000 employees and 2,500 staff physicians. Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, the health care network offers comprehensive health care services, but specializes in heart, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics, pediatrics, weight-loss, sleep, imaging, behavioral health and fetal surgery. A winner of the Missouri Quality Award and multiple Best Places to Work awards, SSM Health Care – St. Louis includes seven hospitals ― Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, DePaul Health Center, St. Clare Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville, St. Joseph Hospital West and St. Mary’s Health Center ― St. Joseph Medical Park, plus a Managed Care Organization, and a Physicians' Organization. Go to www.ssmhealth.com for more information.