Trumbull Memorial raising breast cancer awareness with bras

Trumbull Memorial Hospital breast cancer awareness

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – If you’ve driven down East Market Street, you may have noticed that Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s bridge is pink..

The hospital is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month a little early.

This Saturday is the Pink Ribbon Run. The 5K- and one-mile run/walk begins just after 9 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Center, located at 1353 E. Market St.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event, or runners can register online at www.gopherarun.com.

It’s $15 to register before Saturday or $20 on the day of the event.

The proceeds will go to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project, according to Luana Anamasarias.

“It’s an organization which helps under-insured or low-income women get their mammogram and also their pap testing done,” Anamasarias said.

You can also put your creativity skills to the test by entering the Bras on the Bridge contest.

Participants are invited to decorate and bra with their own theme or slogan that emphasizes breast cancer awareness. The bras will be on display on the bridge over East Market Street, and winners will be announced during Saturday’s run.

Trumbull Memorial Hospital performs more than 9,000 mammograms a year. According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes and an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.

 

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