Sep 27, 2017

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Are we really painting the stands pink?

Post8For the past three years, a strange and colorful event descends on the Pella and Pella Christian High School football stadiums in October. It’s called “Paint the Stands Pink,” and the most common question we received is, “They really let you paint the stands?!”

No. Or at least not with paint. We paint the stands pink by filling the bleachers with supporters in pink t-shirts, sweatshirt and gear. Pink poms (and this year, something new that’s very pink) are distributed to fans to make a colorful statement about the importance of breast cancer awareness.

The number one thing that women can do to survive breast cancer is get a mammogram. It is estimated that about 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017. The 5-year survival rate for women with breast cancer went from 63 percent in the 1960s to 89 percent today.

Why the increase in survival? Early detection and improved treatment options.

Routine screening exams are recommended after age 40. The Women’s Imaging Center at Pella Regional Health Center offers digital and 3D mammography that saves lives. And we are pushing the “pink” this October and every day to remind women that #earlydetection can save lives.

To schedule your mammogram, call 641-628-6687 between 8 am-5:30 pm.

Want to be part of our pink explosion? Order online at sportspageteamitemorder.com

  • For Pella High School (game on Oct. 6), order by Oct. 1 for Oct. 4 pick up by using code: 07179
  • For Pella Christian High School (game on Oct. 13), order by Oct. 8 for Oct. 11 pick up by using code: 07180

 

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