DENVER - Centura Health is asking every Coloradan to show their support for breast cancer awareness and prevention by helping Turn Colorado Pink. Through a statewide partnership with participating Ace Hardware stores, the Boot Barn (Pueblo location only) and the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore, supporters can buy a $1.99 pink light bulb and $1 of the proceeds will be dedicated to breast cancer education, detection and care programs through Centura Health’s hospital foundations. The hospital foundations provide support to communities across the state, so funds raised at each locally owned Ace Hardware will stay in their local community.
Centura Health cares for more patients than any other health system in Colorado and it is a leader in cancer care through the Centura Health Cancer Network. By partnering with Ace Hardware, Centura Health wants to increase awareness and show community support for women and men fighting breast cancer.
The Turn Colorado Pink initiative, which will run through the month of October, asks supporters to purchase the pink bulbs and to get involved by:
“This October, together with our 15,100 Centura Health associates from Denver to Durango, we’re showing our support for breast cancer awareness by turning Colorado pink,” said Gary Campbell, president and CEO of Centura Health. “Through the Centura Health Cancer Network, we combine the resources of the state’s top physicians and providers and our foundations provide critical support to those life-saving efforts. Please help us let those locked in a battle with cancer know they are not alone.”
“The fight against breast cancer is something that touches everyone in Colorado in some way, including our customers, employees, friends and neighbors,” said Bill Moore, chairman of the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Ace Stores dealer group and owner of two Colorado stores. “Each Ace Hardware store owner is actively involved in the local community in various ways and breast cancer awareness is one issue that unites us all. By partnering with Centura Health, we hope to shine a pink light across the state in support of people facing this fight.”
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