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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the HRRMC Foundation is hosting a Pink Day Tea on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 2-3 p.m. in the café at the hospital, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. The event will include tea, coffee, treats, gift bags, drawings for free giveaways and tours of the hospital’s mammography suite.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Colorado among females, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It is most treatable when detected early. Women ages 40 and older are encouraged to talk with their doctors this month about scheduling a screening.

 The Women’s Wellness Connection offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women ages 21 to 64 years through 45 community providers statewide. Women who can’t afford mammograms may be eligible for a free screening from a local health care provider.

For more information contact HRRMC community health worker Brenda Gentile at 719-207-2088.

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