LMH to tie pink ribbons around town to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tori Hawk, 16, left, and her mother, Lori Nation, right, attach a ribbon to a pole along Massachusetts Street on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, to help raise breast cancer awareness. In the background Meri Smith fastens a ribbon to another pole.

Tori Hawk, 16, left, and her mother, Lori Nation, right, attach a ribbon to a pole along Massachusetts Street on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, to help raise breast cancer awareness. In the background Meri Smith fastens a ribbon to another pole. by John Henry

This is from my Town Talk blog that appears at LJWorld.com:

We’ll soon find out whether the city looks pretty in pink. Lawrence Memorial Hospital is once again asking for permission to tie pink ribbons around the lamp posts on Massachusetts Street from Sixth to 11th streets and on Clinton Parkway from Iowa to Kasold. The ribbons are meant to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The ribbons are expected to be up throughout the month of October, which is a good idea since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (It is that type of planning that has made LMH one of the most successful businesses in Lawrence.) LMH has done the ribbons for the last three years, but as we previously reported, there is a new event coming that will benefit breast cancer awareness.

The hospital has confirmed that from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 13 it will team up with Downtown Lawrence Inc. to host Girl’s Night Downtown. The event will allow shoppers to purchase a $20 ticket, which will entitle them to receive special discounts and deals at participating merchants. The proceeds will benefit LMH’s Mario’s Closet, which is a special boutique at LMH that provides a variety of free or low-cost items for cancer patients. I suspect the event also will "benefit" my wife's closet, which includes nothing that is free or low cost.

Tagged: breast cancer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital

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