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SNMH Foundation Plans Upgrades to Cancer Detection

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Paint The Town Pink event  Thursday Evening October 25th  at the Nevada County Fairgrounds is anticipated to raise $20,000 for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Executive Director Kimberly Parker says the donation will help purchase cancer detection equipment specific to Breast Cancer.

click to hear Kimberly Parker

Breast Cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women in the United States. Early detection and treatment can help save lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines state that women ages 50 to 74 years should have a screening mammogram every two years. Women aged 40–49 years should talk with their doctors about when and how often they should have a screening mammogram.

Paint the Town Pink is an evening of entertainment with over 40 vendors at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Main Building Thursday, October 25,   5-8:30p.m.  Tickets are $30 advance, $35 at the door.

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