Get Your Pink On for Breast Cancer Awareness


Shown left to right are D. Roberta Lilly, medical director, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, Melody and Beverly of Head Rush Salon, and Brittany Krautheim, women’s health nurse practitioner at the Breast Center.

The annual pink-ribbon tree lighting ceremony to kick of Breast Cancer Awareness Month will take place on Tuesday, October 2, at 4 p.m. in front of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton; all staff and volunteers are welcome to attend.

The next day, on Wednesday, October 3, Melody and Beverly from Head Rush Salon in Easton will offer pink hair extensions at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for anyone who wants to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

Up to 100 “customers” will receive hair extensions, first-come first serve. The extensions are $10 each and all proceeds are donated to local community outreach and breast cancer awareness promotion.

“Melody and Beverly are doing this as a volunteer project, which is so thoughtful and generous of them, says Brittany Krautheim, nurse practitioner at the Breast Center. “I hope a lot of staff will come out to show their support for breast cancer awareness.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer, taking the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually.

“October is a great time to remind people about the importance of prevention and education when it comes to their breast health,” says Roberta Lilly, MD, medical director fClark Comprehensive Breast Center. “Regular mammography screening can help lower breast cancer mortality by finding breast cancer early, when the chance of successful treatment is best.”’