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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 suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked #7 in Pennsylvania and #4 in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, is ranked nationally for diabetes and endocrinology, and is high-performing in 11 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. 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. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.

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