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Don't forget to show your support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink during the month of October!

Local Bars and Eateries Show Their Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s “Dine-Out for Breast Cancer” educational awareness runs throughout the month of October. Eateries and bars in Mariposa County are being urged to get into the pink spirit this October for breast cancer awareness month.

Pink marks the spot at local bars and eateries this month, where they are doing their part to support the fi­ght against breast cancer. From pink drinks to pink specialty food items. Ask your server: What is the breast cancer special of the month?

Participating establishments to date include:

* 1850 Restaurant and Brewery featuring a pink beer.

* The Coulter Cafe and Restaurant featuring fresh baked pink pastry. Located at 5015 Main St, Coulterville.

* Donuts A Go Go featuring a pink breast cancer logo donut.

* High Country Health Food featuring a freshly squeezed pink juice and breast cancer awareness sandwich.

* Little Shop of Ramen featuring their 8,008 Bowl, which includes a signature shoyu broth with house-made toasted rye noodles topped with salt-pepper chicken, egg, menma, green onions, nori, and dainty pink swirled naruto. Gluten-free version is available. Pink drinks will be available.

* Pony Express Coffee House and Roasters offering pink sprinkles on your beverage.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Therese Williams at therese.williams@jcf-hospital.com.

Melissa Takahashi, owner of Little Shop of Ramen said, “My mother is a breast cancer survivor. She is the strongest woman I know, and it was difficult for her to go through the treatments to overcome and beat her cancer. If she was having a “bad” day, she wouldn’t take it laying down, she forced herself up and out for a walk or bit of exercise to give herself a boost. Having her overcome her cancer means she is here to enjoy her grandchildren and continue living a full life with her family today. The prevention and treatment of breast cancer is such an important cause, that’s why Little Shop of Ramen is supporting the John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s Breast Cancer Educational Awareness campaign.”

On Oct. 28, 2020, John C. Fremont will host a virtual Facebook Breast Cancer Lunch-and-Learn event with their chief radiologist, an imaging staff member, and a local breast cancer survivor who will tell her story. To register, please send an email to therese.williams@jcf-hospital.com.

John C. Fremont is asking the community to submit their best decorated pumpkins and post them on social media using the @jcfhd hashtag, from Oct. 1 – 28. The pink pumpkin with the most “likes” will win a prize. For those who do not use Facebook, drop off your decorated pumpkin to Kym Brownell or Therese Williams on Oct. 29 outside of the hospital’s main entrance between 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The winner will be announced on Oct. 31 on Facebook and the John C. Fremont website. Contest entrance is free.

It is also easy to show your support simply by wearing pink throughout October. According to Susan G. Komen for The Cure, women have about a 13 percent risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. That’s one out of every eight women in the United States. Men may face a similar diagnosis, as well.

Therese Williams, Director of Public Relations and Community Outreach, said recently, “Help make a difference this October by showing your support by eating and drinking at establishments, wear pink, paint a pumpkin, join the lunch and learn and encourage your family and friends to have their breasts checked.”

Have you had your breasts checked?

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