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Hospital Employees Join Vera Bradley Volunteers to Turn the Town Pink

Lutheran Health Network-sponsored campaign observed in May

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 6, 2014) – Volunteers from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will visit the campuses of Dupont and Lutheran hospitals Wednesday, May 7, to place 150 pink ribbons in front of each facility in support of this year’s “Turn the Town Pink” campaign. 

Turn the Town Pink is an annual effort to raise awareness and funds to help combat breast cancer through research. Lutheran Health Network has participated as the primary Turn the Town Pink campaign sponsor every year since 2008, a commitment it made after nearly a decade of sponsoring the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic. 

A ceremony to recognize the 2014 campaign will happen Friday, May 9, at One Summit Square in downtown Fort Wayne. Breast cancer survivors; Linda Jordan, RN, BSN, OCN, executive director of oncology at Lutheran Hospital; foundation volunteers and other special guests will be in attendance to receive a proclamation from the City. The public is invited to attend the brief event that begins at noon.

In addition to placing pink ribbons adorned with the names of honorees throughout the city, numerous activities will take place leading up to the 21st annual Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic, May 30–June 2.

A new event this year is the inaugural Pink Ribbon Run that will take place Saturday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m. All proceeds from the four-mile run and two-mile walk will be given to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. This event is sponsored in part by Three Rivers Running Company and Lutheran Health Network. Pink Ribbon Run activities will start on the Lutheran Hospital campus. Race-day registration will be open Saturday until 8:45 a.m. Visit http://raceroster.com/events/2014/2112/pink-ribbon-run to learn more.     

For additional information about Turn the Town Pink, The Classic, or any other foundation activities, contact Lynda Houk at 260-207-5283 or via email at lhouk@verabradley.com .

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