Feather Your Nest With Pink Out Flamingos

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Birds of a feather flock together, and throughout the month of October, we hope you join our nest!

Pink Out Winter Park is back and bigger and better than ever! This unique AdventHealth annual event inspires business and residents throughout Winter Park to adorn yards with bright pink flamingos.

The iconic lawn ornaments are more than just fun; they're saving lives by educating the community about the importance of breast health. Additionally, purchasing a Pink Out Flamingo raises funds for the Winter Park Memorial Hospital Mammography Scholarship Fund to support women who cannot afford screening mammograms or other diagnostic tests.

This vital resource is having a tremendous impact on the community. Since 2011, 180 women have received mammograms through the Fund and six were diagnosed with breast cancer and went on to receive treatment. That is six women and their families whose lives were changed forever thanks to the generosity of the community.

And it's easy to make a difference! For just one $10 donation to the Winter Park Memorial Hospital Mammography Scholarship Fund, you'll get a Pink Out flamingo for your yard and we'll add another to the growing flock of flamingos on Park Avenue and throughout Winter Park, along with a name tag honoring a loved one affected by breast cancer.

Want to save even more lives? Create a social giving page to share your story, honor a loved one or promote breast health awareness to friends and family. Reach your $350 goal and 35 flamingos will be flocked in your honor. We'll send you a commemorative photo that includes a special recognition sign to accompany the flock.

There are even more ways to support Pink Out Winter Park. One of the most important things you can do is know the facts on early detection of breast cancer. Did you know a yearly mammogram remains the most effective method for detecting breast cancer early? By catching it when it's most treatable and beatable, your or your loved one's chances of survival are dramatically improved. According to the American Cancer Society, a yearly mammogram can identify cancer several years before any symptoms develop, significantly increasing survivability.

Scheduling a mammogram at Winter Park Memorial Hospital and FRi-Diagnostic Imaging is easier than ever, with next-day scheduling and evening appointments available. From prevention and screening to diagnosis and treatment, Winter Park Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive and the most compassionate breast care available.

Ready to flaunt your feathers? Pick up your Pink Out Flamingo at a number of Winter Park businesses, including: Crosby YMCA; FRi - Diagnostic Imaging Oviedo; AdventHealth for Women - Winter Park; Hospital Gift Shop; Lilly Pulitzer; Millers Hardware; The Doggie Door; Tuni; Walk on Water; Winter Park Chamber of Commerce; Winter Park Public Library and the Winter Park YMCA.

For much more information, including life-saving breast health and cancer detection tips, visit www.pinkoutwinterpark.com.

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