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IVCH promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. CDT

PERU — Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s first ever Facebook promotion heads the list of activities scheduled both inside and outside IVCH in observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

IVCH is inviting Facebook fans to “like” the hospital’s page on the social media site and then submit photos of themselves wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness and to help women realize the importance of early detection in combatting the disease. Each photo received will be entered into the hospital’s “Wear Your Pink” contest with the five top photos earning prizes.

A link to the IVCH Facebook page can be found on the home page of the hospital’s website at

IVCH is giving away pink shopping bags during its “Pink Saturday at Peru Mall” event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at center court at the mall. Women who stop by the IVCH display will also be able to make digital mammogram appointments.

IVCH massage therapists Amy Stash and Brittany Mellott are giving free chair massages to women who have mammograms at the hospital on selected dates in October. The massages are being offered in the diagnostic imaging department from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Oct. 19 22, 25, 26 and 29.

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