gopink_calendar_icon_200x201px.jpgWednesday, October 11
Wear Pink Day!

Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates Breast Health Awareness the entire month of October to encourage mammograms and other preventive screenings. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. The key to beating breast cancer is early detection. Women should perform monthly self-breast exams, have regular clinical breast examinations by a trained medical professional, and schedule mammograms as recommended by their provided.

Use Time Out for Prevention to schedule all recommended preventive care and screenings, including mammograms. Preventive screenings can find conditions earlier, when they are easier to treat.

CHS Supports Breast Health Awareness


 

Share Your Story

Elizabeth Benfield Watson, Manager, CHS Innovation Engine

Elizabeth Benfield Watson was 30 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She felt a lump during her breast self-exam and told her doctor. Breast cancer knows no age. Ask your doctor if you should get screened. “It can happen to anyone. It’s very important to get screened.” Learn more about Elizabeth's story.


Teresa Jelen, MHR, BSN, RN, Director of Perioperative Services, CHS Lincoln

Teresa Jelen was 48 years old, a divorced mother of two, working full-time when she was diagnosed with Stage II, triple negative breast cancer. My routine mammogram in February 2015 was normal, and exactly one year later, I found a lump. The mammogram confirmed there were changes. I feel lucky it was caught early. “One would have thought my highest concern was the cancer abut it was not. It was the disruption in my life, not being able to be there for my children.”

Grace Sauzier, RN, Patient Nurse Navigator, Levine Cancer Institute

Grace Sauzier helped her mother go through breast cancer and now, she helps others on their journey as a nurse navigator. She has seen the benefits of getting screened and catching cancer as early as possible. Ask your doctor if you should get screened. “Early detection, better survival.”

 

Carolinas HealthCare System Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK

Levine Cancer Institute’s: Project PINK serves to increase access to life-saving mammography screenings and follow-up care for those who are uninsured. This partnership with Charlotte Radiology and their Mobile Breast Center, provides "breast expertise on wheels," allowing the flexibility to offer these screenings wherever they are needed in a convenient, compassionate environment and at no cost to participants.

  • Levine Cancer Institute Project PINK ensures that participants are taken care of should an issue be identified during a mammogram. Additional funds are raised to support costs for diagnostic exams and biopsy if necessary.
  • Levine Cancer Institute Project PINK PLUS helps provide women who have a specific breast concern or problem and are therefore not eligible for Project Pink. Project PINK PLUS provides participants with more comprehensive evaluations and diagnostic mammograms.

Support from local organizations, community partners and other generous donations to Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund have made these programs possible. Together we are screening, treating and supporting the community in addressing this disparity, no matter who you are, or where you are.

For scheduling through Project Pink contact LCI Outreach or call 980-442-2509.

To donate directly to Project Pink or Project Pink Plus visit the Project Pink site.

 

CHS Events

 

Wear Pink Day!

Wear Pink Day is Wednesday, October 11, 2017! Get your shirt two ways. $1.00 from each purchase will go to Levine Cancer Institute’s Project Pink to fight breast cancer.

1. Avoid Shipping Costs

We heard you! To avoid shipping costs when you order your Breast Health t-shirt, visit one of the GO PINK! pop-up stores below to purchase your shirt:

Date Location and Room Time
Friday, September 22 CMC Main
Tower Dining Room, 3rd Floor
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4

Airport Center, Building H during Corporate
Operations Get Fit with Your Leader

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 6 CHS Pineville
Cafeteria
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 10 CMC Main
Tower Dining Room, 3rd Floor
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11 CHS Northeast
Breast Scheduling Event
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2. Order Your GO PINK! T-Shirt Online

Order your new CHS GO PINK! t-shirt on the CHS Proud Store. Shipping can take up to 7 business days and there will be shipping costs when ordering from the CHS Proud Store.

Share Your 2017 GO PINK! Workplace Photos

Share your 2017 Carolinas HealthCare System GO PINK! Breast Health workplace photos in the CHS LiveWELL Yammer group using #CHSGoPink.

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Get Screened

  • All teammates should talk to their doctor about whether a mammogram is appropriate.
  • Participating breast health centers will dedicate special hours, evening and weekends, and convenient locations, including on-site mobile mammography units, for Carolinas HealthCare System teammates to receive their mammogram.
  • As an added incentive for teammates, your leaders may accommodate up to two hours of paid time for your screening. Review the Time Out for Prevention Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
  • As part of the CHS LiveWELL Health Plan, your mammogram (including 3D mammograms for those with dense breast tissue) and other well-woman screenings including your colonoscopy are covered at 100 percent.

NorthEast Mobile Mammography Unit

The NorthEast Mobile Mammography Unit will be available at CHS Locations throughout the months of October, November and December.

Call to Schedule Your Mammogram

Use these resources to schedule your mammogram.

Area

Facility

Schedule Apt.

Albemarle, NC CHS Stanly Breast Center

980-323-4259

Albemarle, NC West Stanly Imaging

980-323-7000

Charlotte, NC - Ballantyne CHS - Ballantyne Medical Plaza
15110 John J. Delaney Dr., Suite 130
Charlotte, NC 28277

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Charlotte, NC - CMC Main CMC - Main; Morehead Medical Plaza
1025 Morehead Medical Dr, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28203

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Charlotte, NC - Prosperity Crossing CHS - Prosperity Medical Plaza
5735 Prosperity Crossing Dr, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28269

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Charlotte, NC - Randolph Road Randolph Road
1960 Randolph Rd, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28207

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Charlotte, NC - South Park CHS - Morrocroft - South Park
4525 Cameron Valley Pkwy, Suite 1000
Chalotte, NC 28211

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Charlotte, NC - University CHS - University Medical Plaza
101 W.T. Harris Blvd, Suite 2122-A
Charlotte, NC 28262

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Concord and Charlotte, NC CHS NorthEast Breast Health Center and Mobile Coach 704-403-1729
Denver, NC Carolinas HealthCare System Imaging
a facility of CHS Lincoln
980-212-7075
Hickory, NC

CHS Blue Ridge – Blue Ridge Radiology- Hickory
2134 14th Avenue Circle NW, Suite B
Hickory, NC 28601

828-580-6900
hospital website

Huntersville, NC

CHS - Huntersville
16455 Statesville Rd, Suite 110
Huntersville, NC 28078

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Lenoir, NC

CHS Blue Ridge – Lenoir Family Medicine – Lenoir
1041 Morganton Blvd SW # 200
Lenoir, NC 28645

828-580-6900

Lincolnton, NC

CHS Lincoln

980-212-1400

Locust, NC West Stanly Imaging

704-781-0003

Marion, NC

CHS Blue Ridge – Blue Ridge Radiology- McDowell
2293 Sugar Hill Road
Marion NC 28752

828-580-6900

Matthews, NC AdBel Medical Plaza - Matthews
1401 Matthews Township Pkwy, Suite 310
Matthews, NC 28105

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Monroe, NC CHS - Union Medical Plaza
1550 Faulk St, Suite 1200
Monroe, NC 28112

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Morganton, NC

CHS Blue Ridge- Morganton
2201 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655

828-580-6900
hospital website

Pineville, NC CHS - Pineville Medical Plaza
10650 Park Rd, Suite 280
Charlotte, NC 28210

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Rock Hill, SC CHS - Rock Hill Medical Plaza
1656 Riverchase Blvd
Rock Hill, SC 29732

704-367-2232
877-362-2232
make an appointment online

Shelby and Kings Mountain, NC CHS Cleveland 980-487-4810
Shelby, NC Shelby Women's Care 980-487-2800
Valdese, NC

CHS Blue Ridge- Morganton
720 Malcolm Boulevard
Valdese, NC 28690

828-580-6900
hospital website
Wadesboro, NC CHS Anson 704-994-4530

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