Lighting it Up Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and promote the importance of early detection. To show support, Amery Hospital & Clinic—along with many other HealthPartners’ hospitals and clinics—are participating in the “Light it Up Pink” initiative and are illuminating their buildings with the color pink.
At Amery, trees and the hospital building – visible from Griffin Street – are lit with pink lights from dusk to dawn through Monday, October 31.
Deb Rudquist, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amery Hospital & Clinic, says, “We’re excited to participate in the annual Light it Up Pink initiative. This initiative brings awareness to breast cancer and the overall breast health efforts at Amery Hospital & Clinic and HealthPartners.”
Rudquist added the hospital supports many initiatives, causes and non-profit organizations throughout the year like mental health, local food shelves, Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society to name a few. “‘Light it Up Pink’ is one way we can visually create awareness and encourage women to be proactive,” says Rudquist.