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A statewide initiative that supports Mississippians in need of breast health services.

Pink Night Out at The Belhaven 

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Trunk or Treat and Breast Cancer Survivor Reception Location: The Belhaven, 1200 North State Street, Jackson
Concert Location: Duling Hall, Fondren
Cost: $5 per adult, kids under 12 free
All proceeds benefit fund for the girls

** RAIN UPDATE **

Pink Night Out Changes Due to Weather – But the Fun still Goes On - October 31, 2013

  • The Pink Night Out Breast Cancer Survivors Reception will be held inside The Belhaven lobby from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
  • Trunk R Treating will be held on Level C of The Belhaven parking garage from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

All the band performances will be held at Duling Hall at 622 Duling Avenue, Jackson, MS:

  • 6:30 pm. – 7:00 pm “Back\Slash” 
  • 7: 20 pm – 8:10 pm “Brave Baby” 
  • 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm Maggie Eckford 
  • 9:45 pm – 10:30 pm “The Weeks”

All proceeds benefit fund for the girls.

Through the Baptist Health Foundation, approximately $116,000 has been raised since August 2012 for fund for the girls. The fund has provided 307 patients with mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies as of July 2013.   

For the fifth year, Baptist for Women, a division of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., has been the presenting sponsor of WLBT’s Power of Pink project. The breast cancer awareness campaign primarily focuses on the importance of the power that comes through early detection. All the news anchors along with staff from Baptist dressed in pink to record the initial video promotions to kick off the campaign.  

One of the most important features of Pink Night Out will be a special Breast Cancer Survivors Reception. Breast cancer survivors in the community will be urged through special commercial announcements to attend this reception in honor of their fight against the disease. 

Local Pepsi distributor, Brown Bottling, is the stage sponsor for Pink Night Out. Other participants include: Clinic of Plastic Surgery, DecalGuys, Kinkade’s Fine Clothing, Ley Runnels – colormepinkms.com, and Wilson Kia.

Showers of Blessings

As noted above, rain on Pink Night Out sent our outdoor event indoors...where the fun continued! In addition to a great turnout, fund for the girls celebrated a number of check presentations from events held during October. Two of these are pictured here.

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 Through Baptist Health System’s Carry the Mission program, Baptist Health Systems Chief Development Officer and President of the Baptist Health Foundation, Whit Hughes presented a $50,000 gift to Dr. Sullivan. Carry the Mission collects contributions from employees and physicians, which the hospital matches dollar for dollar. The Mission provides financial support to community projects throughout the area.

 

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Richard Sorrells, executive director of the Radiology Group PA, presented Baptist Women’s Services Executive Medical Director Barbie Sullivan, MD, with a $5,000 gift to fund for the girls.