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LCMHF supports breast cancer event
Breast Cancer Awareness event Monday
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Employees from the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility donates a $275 check from sales of T-shirts to the Pawnee Valley Foundation for the breast cancer awareness program. Present from left, Tricia Ryan, LCMHF wellness chair; Brandi Johnson, T-shirt designer; June Loomis, accountant III, LCMHF; Linda Henderson, Pawnee Valley Foundation director; and Brenda Langdon, Pawnee Valley community relations director. - photo by JIM MISUNAS Great Bend Tribune

LARNED — As a way to raise awareness of Breast Cancer prevention, the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility sold 109 breast cancer awareness T-shirts to raise funds for breast cancer awareness in their community.
 The staff wanted to donate the profits from the sale of these shirts to an organization that would be able to raise awareness about breast cancer and its prevention while also benefiting the people from their community.
The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation was designated as the recipient of the donations raised to conduct breast cancer awareness programs through Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. The profits donated from the sale of the T-shirts this year totaled $275.
Pawnee Valley Community Hospital will co-sponsor a Breast Cancer Awareness Event Monday, Oct. 13, at the Larned Community Center. The doors open at 5 p.m. for the booth exhibits. At 6 p.m. the free taco bar will be served to all attendees.
At 6:30 p.m. the speakers will begin their presentations with four excellent speakers lined-up for the evening. Amy Herter, a local breast cancer survivor, is kicking off the evening by sharing her survivor story.
• Dr. Anne O’Dea, breast oncologist at HaysMed who will discuss breast health and genetics.
• Carmen Winter, HaysMed clinical exercise physiologist, will deliver a presentation.
• Larned’s own Dr. Cristine Goodwin of Pawnee Valley Medical Associates will close out the evening festivies.
“This is going to be a wonderful Girls Night Out, so gather your girlfriends and get registered for this fun and educational event! “ shared Linda Henderson, PVCH Foundation Director. “Breast cancer has affected many here in Pawnee County whether it is a family member, friend, co-worker or maybe ourselves. We have all be touched in some way.
“The staff at LCMHF hope for a cure, but until that time comes will continue to help women become proactive in their own breast health. Until a cure is found, they hope that they can be a part of the solution through education and awareness.”
 Co-sponsoring this year’s event with Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility is the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Susan G. Koman, HaysMed Breast Care Center, and Pawnee Valley Medical Associates.
“The event is free, so be sure to invite the important women in your life to join you for an evening of fun and information,” Henderson said.
To reserve your seating please RSVP to Brenda Langdon at 620-285-8645 or email her at