"Tickle me Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness

"Tickle me Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Greater PineBelt Community Foundation.

The Pine Belt's Breast Cancer Awareness Team (BCAT) will host "Tickle Me Pink" on Thursday, May 7th at 5:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Miss.

Not only does this event intend to raise awareness for the early detection for breast cancer, but it also promotes community involvement with a common goal. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about breast cancer and event sponsors while participating in the event activities.

"Tickle Me Pink" provides nail painting sessions, exhibitor booths, a fashion show, food and general pampering to all those attending, while guest speakers present breast cancer education. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Wayne General Hospital staff Gynecologist and Obstetrician, Dr. Catherine Brett M.D. and local cancer survivors will be the event speakers. Topics will include discussions on awareness and early detection of breast cancer.

Dr. Brett graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Although Dr. Brett received her education in other regions of the country, she was raised in rural Mississippi and decided to return to the magnolia state to work as a Gynecologist and Obstetrician following the completion of her residency.

Dr. Brett hosts a monthly "Lunch and Learn" seminar for the community at Wayne General Hospital's Wellness Center. She also serves as a preceptor for the William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine. While she practices the full range of gynecology and obstetric services, Dr. Brett also has special interests in reproductive health and fertility, teenagers, and helping women survive the peri-menopausal time period.

BCAT provides cancer education, awareness and outreach to Pine Belt residents. The Breast Cancer Awareness Team is one of over one-hundred funds managed by The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation. The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that manages endowments and other forms of charitable giving.

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For additional information about "Tickle Me Pink", please contact Michelle Williams at 601.288.8659. Donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Awareness Team Fund by writing a check to the PineBelt Community Foundation and note the fund name in the memo line. For more information regarding The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation, call 601.583.6180 or visit www.PineBeltFoundation.org.