October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and most people know that Pink is the international color of breast cancer awareness. What you might not know is that, on average, 31 women in Franklin County are diagnosed with Breast Cancer each year. 
Crystine Perry, a hair stylist at Serendipity Salon & Spa, decided that she wanted to do something to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer. For the month of October, Crystine is offering pink hair extensions for $10 each.  Each of her patrons will also receive information about early detection, which was provided by Alice Hyde Women’s Health. She also came to Alice Hyde to offer extensions to Medical Center employees. So far Crystine has raised over $3,100.  Crystine is donating all proceeds from the extensions to the Patient Care Fund at the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center at Alice Hyde Medical Center. “I wanted to donate to something that would help make life easier for people at the Cancer Center,” said Crystine. To get an extension of your own and support Crystine’s goal, call Serendipity Salon and Spa at 518-483-1050.
At Mo’s Pub & Grill, they are working to raise awareness about Breast Cancer as well.  They are encouraging patrons to wear pink every Wednesday in October.  “Breast cancer has touched the lives of many people on our staff,” said Christine Monette, VP of Food and Beverage Operations at Mo’s Pub & Grill. In addition, Mo’s will be donating 10% of Wednesday food sales in October to the Patient Care Fund at the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center. “It was important to me to know that our donation would help local people.  We rely on the community to support our businesses, so this was our way of giving back,” said Monette.
The Franklin Academy Girls Varsity Soccer Team hosted their annual “Pink Game” on Wednesday, October 15 to raise awareness about breast cancer. There was a bake sale, raffles and drawings during the game.  The team raised $1,200 dollars during the game and are donating all of the proceeds to the Patient Care Fund at the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center. 
Alice Hyde Medical Center is co-sponsoring a breast cancer awareness event with the AHMC Ladies Auxiliary on Thursday, October 23.  “Pumped Up For Pink” is an evening of celebration and empowerment.  It will be held in the Adirondack Room at Mo’s Pub & Grill from 7-9 pm, and will feature The Dancing Divas, light refreshments, and a talk about breast cancer prevention. There will also be vendors on hand, and partial proceeds from their sales will be donated to the Patient Care Fund at the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center. 
The Patient Care Fund was developed to help alleviate the financial stress that cancer brings, so families can focus on healing. Community members can also contribute to the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center, which provides patients access to state-of-the-art medical equipment. If you would like to help Alice Hyde Medical Center meet the needs of local cancer patients, call 481-2432 or visit alicehyde.com and click on “Give A Gift.” 
Crystine Perry offered pink hair extensions to employees at Alice Hyde Medical Center on Monday, October 13.  Many generous employees are now wearing pink hair extensions in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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