This month, the "Girls Night Out" event in the Brainerd lakes area features a stop at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, shoppers who participate in Girls Night Out will enjoy desserts and coffee while learning more about the importance of mammograms and cancer prevention.
Organized by BL Broadcasting and sponsored by the St. Joseph's Foundation, the event will start at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Shoppers will receive stamps for visiting sponsor locations that afternoon and evening. Then, they will bring their stamped cards to St. Joseph's by 8:30 p.m. to be entered into a prize drawing to receive up to $1,000 in cash.
While at the Breast Imaging Center at St. Joseph's, women will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of early breast cancer detection. There will be a variety of fun and informative activities, from games to tours of the Imaging Center. Women will have a chance to see the differences between digital and traditional film mammograms and to experience what a cancerous lump in a breast could feel like.
There will be massages and fun photos with pink accessories, along with sweet treats and pink lemonade. Also, the hospital gift shop will be open extra hours that evening, with special discounts.
"This will be a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer," Jennifer Burris, breast health coordinator at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, said in a news release. "It's not a lecture, but a fun environment to learn more about early detection and prevention, along with the importance of being an advocate for your own health and well-being."
Go to www.stellaslist.com for a list of the sponsor locations and more information about this event.
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