It’s Fall in Central Texas. And, that can only mean one thing – it’s time to Shine the Light on breast cancer.
AdventHealth’s annual Shine the Light event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the parking lot behind the hospital’s Surgery Center. This year’s event will be a drive-in format, and participants will be encouraged to stay in their vehicles for most of the event.
“The event gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer, celebrate those who have survived, and educate women on the steps they can take to stay healthy and live their life to its fullest,” said Kevin Roberts, CEO of AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook.
The evening will begin with a talk by guest speaker Sripriya Santhanam, MD, oncologist at the Baylor Scott and White Cancer Center, who will present information about how women can live their healthiest life.
A celebration of breast cancer survivors with a Dusk to Dark walk will follow the presentation. During the walk, participants will be able to leave their vehicles but will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment and maintain six feet of social distance.
Refreshments and a free gift will be part of the festivities, and the evening will end with a lighting ceremony that will light the entire hospital pink for the entire month of October.
Registration is required for the Dusk to Dark walk, and all proceeds raised by the walk will go to provide free mammograms for women who could not afford the life-saving screening otherwise.
“Historically, we have always had strong community support for our free mammogram program,” said Tony Mino, director of development at the AdventHealth Central Texas Foundation. “We hope that this year’s Dusk to Dark walk will be a fun event for all.”
For more information about Shine the Light event, or to register for the Dusk to Dark walk, visit adventhealthctx.com/shine or call Call254-519-8202.