‘Pink Power’ luncheon, Oct. 19

Published 11:42 am Monday, October 9, 2017

AHOSKIE – ‘Living Pink’ is the theme for this year’s Pink Power Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon sponsored by Vidant Health on Thursday, Oct. 19. The event is located this year at the Ahoskie Inn and begins at 12 noon.

The keynote speaker this year is Sheri Prentiss, MD, MPH, a physician and cancer survivor.

Dr. Sheri Prentiss will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pink Power Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon sponsored by Vidant Health on Oct. 19 at the Ahoskie Inn

“Prepare to be inspired by Dr. Sheri,” says Lisa Newsome, M.Ed., director of community relations at the hospital. “She’s a proven visionary, author and highly sought after physician leader and public health expert.”

Dr. Prentiss is a Susan G. Komen Foundation leader and has been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, MORE, Essence, Oxygen and Chicago Tribune, in addition to many TV and radio interviews. She will share her story of how she was enjoying a full life as a successful young doctor with a beautiful family when breast cancer disrupted everything and tested her strength.

Enjoy a healthy meal, receive a ‘Living Pink’ gift bag, and learn about breast cancer early detection and resources from health displays and healthcare providers in the area. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at VidantHealth.com/PinkPower or call toll free 855-MYVIDANT (855-698-4326).

Early detection saves lives. Register for a free breast cancer screening on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. Receive a free clinical breast exam and a diagnostic mammogram the same day (not provided for free unless eligible for state or local funds; if have health insurance, it will be billed).

For more information or to register for the free breast cancer screening, call 8555-MYVIDANT (855-698-4326) or go online to www.vidanthealth.com/breastscreening.

Take a breast cancer risk assessment and learn more about ways to detect breast cancer early at VidantHealth.com/PinkPower.