October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and people are wearing lots of pink to promote the cause!

You can see it on NFL players, on high school sports teams and in offices all across the county.

Promotions focus on motivating women to increase their knowledge and get screened for their number one cancer threat -- breast cancer.

We encourage area ladies to attend "Paint the Town Pink," next Tuesday evening. Sponsored by Memorial Hospital, the free girls night out is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23. It's being held in the Towanda High School auditorium.

"We are looking forward to providing a relaxing and fun-filled evening for women in our community," says Patty Dawsey, Memorial Hospital community relations representative. "We invite women to put their pink on, gather all the wonderful women in their lives and come out and enjoy the experience together. Guests will enjoy live grand piano music, a complimentary health fair and chocolate fountain with dessert bar, refreshments and more."

Edwin Acosta, MD, radiologist, will talk about full field digital mammography and Larry McCoullough, MD, OB/GYN, will speak about early detection.

It's proven that early detection and the ensuing treatment can save lives -- celebrate yours with family and friends on Tuesday night!