CCHP Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and last week, CCHP went Pink!

Did you know that about 1 in 8 women can expect to develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? That is why leading a healthy lifestyle is important. Dr. Leslie Stone, who runs our bi-monthly Women's Health Clinic says "While you can't prevent breast cancer, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce your risk: maintain a healthy weight, stay physically active, eat fruits and vegetables, avoid smoking and limit your alcohol consumption."

It is also vital that every woman have an early detection plan. "That's one of the main reasons why we started the Women's Health Clinic a few years ago at CCHP." Dr Stone adds, "Our female patients where the ones to say 'hey, if we need to get these clinical exams, we would rather do it here at CCHP where we feel comfortable.' Since then, we have held a Women's Health Clinic every other Wednesday where women come in for their annual women’s health exam, cervical cancer screenings, breast exams, mammogram referrals and family planning consultations." 

At CCHP, we understand the important of bringing awareness about breast cancer for men and women. That is why last week, we launched a "Got Pink" challenge. Here are some photos of our staff who broke out their best pink attire, and some who didn't (but wanted still wanted to show their support.)

So the question we want to ask you is, "Got Pink?"

We also made a playlist with our favorite PINK songs. Check it out here