PAINT OUR TOWNS PINK

Tim Dahle Nissan of Murray is teaming up with FM100.3 to help kick cancer and bring awareness by giving away a brand new 2019 Nissan Kicks!

Just listen weekdays at 9AM, 2PM, and 5PM to get your “PINK HAND” on the Nissan & you’re in to win! Get your hands and spread the awareness with a new Nissan “KICKS” – Kicking cancer is the dream and you can be a driving force.

FM100.3 will be making “Pink Hand Stops” for additional chances to win

Tim Dahle Nissan of Murray
on October 5, 2019 from 11-1pm
located 4528 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

Deseret News Home Show
October 11, 2019 from 5-7pm
at the Mountain America Expo Center located 9575 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

FM100.3 Pumpkin Drop at Hee Haw Farms
October 12, 2019 from 11-1pm
located 95 S 2000 W, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Odyssey Dance Theater “Thriller”
October 18, 2019 from 6-7pm
located at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah – 1395 Presidents’ Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

J. Brooks Jewelers
October 19, 2019 from 2-4pm
located 152 E Winchester St, Murray, UT 84107


 

Breast Cancer awareness month is October. Breast cancer is the 2nd most cause of death from cancer in women in the U.S. and there are many ways to support those who have succumbed to this horrible disease, the survivors who have fought and won the battle, and those who are just beginning the fight of their lives. But now it’s personal.

FM100.3’s mid-day host Rebecca Cressman has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. After over 20 years of being the #1 advocate for getting mammograms and breast cancer health she is now battling this disease herself. FM100.3 and the Bonneville Broadcast Group are ready to fight with her and we want your help.

During the month of October, we are asking the community to PAINT OUR TOWNS PINK along the Wasatch Front in as many cities as possible. FM100.3 will be supporting various events including Pink Hand stops and PINK ride giveaway; Furry Friends and Family Walks; Pink Pumpkin Drops and numerous other cancer awareness programs. We are doing our part to help educate and battle this disease that affects an estimated 334,200 people every year.

Why We Paint Our Towns Pink
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in American Women, except for skin cancer. But, in Utah we have a challenge. Many women here aren’t getting their mammograms and mammograms find the cancer when it’s early, before it can be felt, and when it’s most treatable. In fact, only 64.5% of Utah women aged 40 or older have had a mammogram in the last 2 years, compared with 72.3% of women in the United States. That means we often find breast cancer in Utah women when it is more advanced. But, we can change that by encouraging the women in our lives to get mammograms. If you are 40 or older, talk to your doctor about getting screened for breast cancer. And, whatever age you are, if you feel or see a change in your breast or nipple, talk to your doctor because just being a woman is the biggest risk factor. Family history is responsible for only 10 percent of breast cancers. So, please make an appointment to get screened and help us Paint Our Towns Pink for yourself and your loved ones.

Free Mammograms
The Utah Cancer Control Program with the Utah Department of Health provides breast cancer screenings to Utah women aged 40-64 who are moderate income, uninsured, or underinsured. So, if you need a mammogram or someone you know needs one, please get more information here. Or, if you have insurance and no lumps in your breasts, you can simply book your mammogram directly with a healthcare facility.

Utah Cancer Control Program – Free Cancer Screenings in UtahThe Utah Cancer Control Program provides free cancer screenings
to Utah women aged 40-64 who are low income, uninsured, or underinsured.

www.cancerutah.org

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women in Utah will fight the disease in her lifetime. In fact, nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. That’s why its vital we Paint the Town Pink together because the most effective way to fight breast cancer is to detect the disease in its early stages.
Each year, an estimated 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.

In Utah, about 250 women die from breast cancer every year.

 

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH – HELP & INFO

 

Keeping your Breasts Healthy
Nearly one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Fortunately, the American Cancer Society reports that breast cancer deaths are declining, most likely because of early detection and improved treatment.Routine care for women of all ages is vital to keeping you and your breasts healthy and should include annual mammograms with clinical breast exams, in addition to regular self-examinations.

WHAT IS MAMMOGRAPHY?
Mammography (also called a mammogram) is an X-ray examination of the breast. Doctors use mammograms to detect and diagnose breast disease in women who have breast symptoms, such as a lump or pain, or for women who have no breast complaints.

A mammogram allows doctors to detect breast cancers, benign tumors, and cysts before they can be detected by touch (palpitation).

MAMMOGRAM SERVICES NEAR YOU
University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute provide comprehensive mammograms at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and local University of Utah Health health centers. These services include the following:

Diagnostic screening for breast cancer
Care for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and other breast conditions
Genetic counseling, which is available if you are concerned about your chance of developing this disease based on your family history.

 

 

UTAH WOMEN’S HEALTH COALITION- HELP & INFO

Who Should Get Screened for Breast Cancer?
– The American Cancer Society’s current Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines recommend:
– Breast exam about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over
– Under the Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid cover the full cost of mammograms.
– For women with low income or without health insurance, the American Cancer Society can provide information about free or low-cost mammograms. Call 1 800-227-2345 for more information.
– The Utah Cancer Control Program offers free mammograms for women in Utah who quality. See cancerutah.org or call 1-800-717-1811, for more information.
– All women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and should report ANY breast change promptly to their doctor or nurse.
– Breast exams by a provider, breast self-exams, mammograms and other screenings increase the chances of detecting breast cancer early, when it is most likely to be curable. See cancer.org.

What are the Warning Signs of Breast Cancer?
The warning signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women. The most common symptoms are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge. A list of symptoms is available at komen.org. If you have any of the symptoms, see your health care provider.

 

 

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