PLANO, TX - Hey, North Texas, it’s time to think pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the folks with Pink Heals rolled into town on Monday, spreading its message of awareness and education.
The non-profit teamed up with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano for a day-long event that offered support, information, and most importantly – mammograms.
“Here at the Sue A. de Mille Diagnostics Center, in support of women, we’ve tried to make access to mammogram screenings readily accessible, even for those women who don’t have health insurance," Shannon Gutierrez with Presby Plano told NewsFix.
"So, we’re offering mammograms for $100, the radiologist will bill separately, [we're] just making sure every woman will have an opportunity to get screened.”
Pink Heals is not just a motto; it’s a movement. Plano is just one of several stops on its nationwide tour raising spirits and funds to help families directly impacted by breast cancer.
“It’s a program that puts people before causes because we loved you first, and I saw them and how they came in our community and how they treated our community – I just fell in love with it,” Steve Denfeld with Pink Heals said.
What’s more, the Gunner’s Kids truck was also in town. The organization celebrates children who have faced adversity, or have selflessly served their community.
Even some Plano firefighters showed up to show their support in their efforts to help extinguish the disease. Hey, who says real men don’t wear pink?
Pink Heals is a rolling reminder of compassion, hope and healing.
"I have a friend, a lifetime friend who is three-and-a-half years out, she’s a survivor of stage three metastatic breast cancer. I also have a sister-in-law who is a survivor of stage three triple negative inflammatory breast cancer,” Christy Masoner said.
"You can survive this; you have lots of supporters out there.”