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Rex Healthcare Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Activities and Community Partnerships throughout October

sharing the pink ribbonNEWS RELEASE
October 2, 2012

Contact: Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467

RALEIGH, N.C. – Rex Healthcare proudly announces its participation in events and initiatives across the Triangle that aim to raise awareness and educate local residents about the importance of breast screenings, checkups and exams during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October, Rex will join Jersey Mikes, Brighton Collectibles and local health providers to bring awareness activities to Triangle residents.

Rex is encouraging breast cancer education and awareness through several initiatives. For more information, visit rexhealth.com/pink-october.

"Think Pink" with Rex and Jersey Mikes – All Month

During the month of October, Rex and Jersey Mikes have teamed up to raise money for the Rex Healthcare Foundation. Purchase a turkey sub at any Triangle-area Jersey Mikes, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards helping underserved women in the community receive mammograms.

"Power of Pink" with Brighton Collectibles – All Month

Who doesn't love a new piece of jewelry? During October, a portion of the proceeds from each 2012 limited-edition bracelet purchased at Brighton Collectibles will support the Mammography Certificate Program of the Rex Healthcare Foundation. The bracelet can be worn with pink-accented links or reversed to wear as an all-silver bracelet!

Le Tour de Femme – Oct. 13

Join the Rex team on Oct. 13 for this women's only, full- and half-metric century bicycle ride in Cary to benefit the Rex Healthcare Angel Fund and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Funds will be used for cancer research and survivorship programs. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Cycling Spoken Here in Cary. To register, visit letourdefemme.org.

"Ladies Night Out: Passport to Health" – Oct. 18

Clayton Radiation Oncology, a partnership clinic between Rex/UNC Health Care and Johnston Health, will participate in an open house in Clayton on Oct. 18 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The "Ladies Night Out" event will include health information, tours, food, massages, makeovers and more! For more information and to register in advance, visit johnstonhealth.org/.

"Pink Tote Campaign" – Oct. 20 

Save Our Sisters of Rex will canvas Sherrill's University of Barber and Cosmetology in Raleigh on Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. to educate the community about breast cancer prevention and treatment. People who receive breast health education that day will also receive a free pink tote bag.

"Rex On Call" – Oct. 22

Tune into Rex Healthcare's live medical show on WRAL-TV on Monday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. for a special show focused on breast cancer prevention and treatment. Dr. Lola Olajide and Dr. Lisa Carey will answer questions live on-air. Submit questions through rexoncall@rexhealth.com.