October 16, 2020
Community event honors breast cancer survivors and warriors
Plano, Texas – To promote national breast cancer awareness month, the public is invited to decorate their cars and drive by the Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital at Medical City Plano at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 for an “Evening of Pink.”
“This is a socially distant and safe way to engage the community and rally support for those who have been affected by breast cancer,” says Carlton Ulmer, CEO of Medical City Plano. “This also coincides with the first anniversary of the opening of Texas’ first and only Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital.”
The Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital opened last October with 60 beds dedicated to oncology. So far, the dedicated and compassionate staff has treated more than 3,300 patients. Breast cancer is the most treated cancer at Medical City Plano since 2017.
The Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital also has many accreditations: Commission on Cancer (COC); National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC); The Joint Commission Pancreatic Surgery Designation, only 1 of 2 in the country; National Pancreas Foundation Pancreatitis Center; National Pancreas Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Center, only 1 of 2 in Texas.
In addition to this drive-by car parade, trees by the Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital entrance have also gone pink with special lighting. Lighted candles and luminarias will also line the parade route. Due to COVID-19, the parade comes in-lieu of the annual ‘Evening of Pink” dinner and guest speaker event. To show their appreciation for community support, Medical City Plano oncology and women’s staff will be outside waving and greeting parade-goers.