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Volunteers from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer visited the campuses of Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals Wednesday to place between 150 and 200 pink ribbons 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 2017 campaign happened on Friday on the plaza at Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne. Breast cancer survivors, representatives from Lutheran Health Network including breast oncology surgeon Rachael Hayes, MD, foundation volunteers, and other special guests participated. The public was invited to attend the brief event that began at noon.

The placing of pink ribbons adorned with the names of honorees throughout the city is just one of multiple activities leading up to the 24th annual Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic, June 3 – 5.

The fourth edition of the Three Rivers Running Company’s Pink Ribbon Run will again take place on the Lutheran Hospital campus Saturday, May 13. The 2017 Pink Ribbon Run will begin at 9 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 Lutheran Health Network. Visit 3RiversRunning.com to learn more and register.

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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