BSWA paints the town pink
BreastScreen WA paints the town pink!
BreastScreen WA will ensure the colour pink is the flavour of the month as they celebrate October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This year will be a double celebration as BreastScreen WA celebrates 25 years of service to WA women.
Medical Director of BreastScreen WA, Dr Liz Wylie said there will be information booths and displays at King Edward, Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gairdner hospitals as well as BSWA staff presenting at other events across Perth.
“Also joining in one the festivities will be more than 100 medical practices across WA who will be decorating their waiting rooms with pink bras and other display materials to raise awareness among their patients while vying for the title of best decorated clinic for 2014,” Dr Wylie said.
St Georges Terrace in the city will once again be coloured pink with BreastScreen WA banners lining the street as a reminder to women 40 years or over to have their free screening mammogram every two years. This coincides with a BreastScreen WA information display in the Murray Street Mall on Friday 24 October.
The annual BreastScreen WA Pink Ribbon Day Breakfast will be held on Monday 20 October at Frasers restaurant and the always popular Picnic in the Park for Aboriginal women and families will be held on Tuesday 28 October.
All women aged 40 years and over are eligible for a free screening mammogram at a BreastScreen WA clinic or mobile service.
BreastScreen WA especially encourages women aged 50 – 74 to make an appointment every two years as more than 75 per cent of cancers are diagnosed in women over 50.
To make an appointment with BreastScreen WA book online or call 13 20 50.