Every year in October, Regional Medical Center (RMC) focuses on raising awareness to educate and support those who are fighting breast cancer. The community has been overwhelmingly supportive of local breast cancer patients, with several local volleyball teams (Ed-Co, Starmont, and West Delaware) working to raise funds for these courageous women each year.
Ed-Co’s annual “Pink Night” was held on October 1st this year. Due to the changes/challenges this year, an online event was hosted. The event included a silent auction, sponsoring of blankets made by the volleyball team, concession stand funds, and free will donations.
Part of Ed-Co’s Pink Night event proceeds go to the Radiology Department at RMC to help fill pink support bags. These bags are given by RMC mammographers to patients following their breast cancer diagnosis. One recipient of this support bag was Edgewood-Colesburg’s elementary principal, Mrs. Patty Briggs.
Patty stated, “This bag had absolutely everything I ever needed, and I took this bag everywhere I went as it was my form of support.” When asked what her favorite item in the bag was, Mrs. Briggs explained, “I can’t pick just one as the bag thoughtfully contained everything I needed. The cards of support that were included in the bag from the volleyball girls really lifted my spirits as I read them over and over. The bag was a constant reminder of all the people that were helping carry me through my journey.”
story and photo courtesy of RMC