Ten team members ran or walked for the race that was held at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Click on the photo below to see more.
We were thinking pink, wearing pink and getting the word out all over about breast cancer awareness! The Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program (LBCHP) and SurviveDAT, our support program for young breast cancer survivors, were very busy this October raising awareness about breast cancer. Dr. Johnson of ILH did at least three radio interviews and seemed to be all over the city, educating people about the disease, being honored for her efforts – even waylaying people in beauty salons, along with a number of other LBCHP staff members. All in all, the LBCHP and SurviveDAT staff did the following:
We did 38 events, where we reached an approximate audience of over 7,000 people, distributed 1,670 in educational materials and gave away almost 7,000 promotional items.
2 Presentations to Medical Providers, Professional Women
3 Radio Interviews
2 Zumbathon Appearances
1 “Pink Ribbon” Regatta Presentation, which generated $10,000 in donations!
8 Church Presentations
Beauty Salon Appearances (5 in 1 day)
3 School/University Appearances (including one of the Zumbathons)
1 Art & Wellness Market Presentation
2 Neighborhood Appearances (Night Out Against Crime)
1 City Government Presentation
1 Adult Care Facility Presentation
1 Recreational Facility Presentation
1 Fundraiser Ball Appearance
7 Business Presentations/Appearances
1 Hospital Presentation
1 Fashion Show Fundraiser Appearance
LBCHP staff participate in October breast cancer awareness events throughout the New Orleans area.
LBCHP would like to thank the Lake Pontchartrain Women's Sailing Association for their extremely generous donation of $13,000!
Three years ago, Joycelynn Jarrell was diagnosed with breast cancer through LBCHP, a revelation that made her realize just how important breast cancer awareness and early detection is and how essential the LBCHP was in saving her life. As a way to give back, she sponsored this Day of Pink Brunch on Sunday, Aug. 10 and asked our own LBCHP provider Dr. Denise Johnson, her former physician to speak.
At a dark moment in her life, LBCHP Patient Mrs. C.C. Ferrand found our own Dr. Denise Johnson’s compassion, empathy and professionalism so exemplary, she asked the New Orleans City Council to issue Dr. Johnson this Certificate of Achievement. We thank Mrs. Ferrand for the accolade and hope that the care that she received at LBCHP will inspire other women to ask if they qualify for no-cost mammograms and cervical cancer screenings.