Lankenau Medical Center to ‘Light the Night…Pink’ as Kick Off to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 3, 6pm, Lankenau Medical Center, garden by main entrance of hospital         

WHAT: An evening filled with inspiration awaits attendees at the Light the Night…Pink program, which kicks off October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sparkling with pink lights, Lankenau’s Annenberg Lobby will provide a backdrop for the luminary lighting of the “Pink Garden” followed by a reception for attendees.

Proceeds of the evening will benefit “Unite for Her” programs at Lankenau, which works to bridge the gap between the medical and wellness communities by educating women diagnosed with breast cancer about complementary therapies, providing them with a compassionate resource for support, knowledge and healing. To show support for all those dealing with breast cancer, luminaries are being sold for a $5 donation at the hospital.

WHY: Main Line Health has many programs to help support breast cancer awareness. Light the Night…Pink is hosted by Lankenau Medical Center’s Nursing Recognition & Retention Committee.

WHO: Robin Ciocca DO, Lankenau surgeon, is the honorary illuminator.

WHERE: Lankenau Medical Center, Annenberg Lobby, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA                              

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre campus just outside of Philadelphia, Lankenau Medical Center is a 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital that includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education, that trains over 100 new physicians each year through nationally ranked residency and fellowship programs. Lankenau has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Lankenau Medical Center has been named among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania and top five in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–2017, and was ranked as high-performing in four specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology. Lankenau was also ranked as high performing in all nine of the Common Core specialty areas that the publication analyzes, including: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. Lankenau has also earned the highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation.

Mary Kate Coghlan
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