Hi, it’s Mike and Tricia.

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will be dedicating this week, Oct. 2-6, 2017, to breast cancer awareness and prevention.

This year will be the 17th year we’ve set aside the first full week in October to furthering the awareness and importance of early detection. Many lives can be saved if the necessary steps to identify this terrifying disease in its early stages are taken.

That’s what our annual Pink Ribbon Week hopes to make you mindful of the most; that early detection is your best protection.

Our annual Pink Ribbon Week campaign will culminate this Friday morning, Oct. 6, with  The Hospitals of Providence Pink Walk. Education materials with important information on breast health and mammograms will be made available there, as will self examination shower cards and Pink Ribbons in honor of those who have fought or are now fighting the battle against breast cancer.