Ocean’s Reach owner Judy G. (right) and friend Carol S. (left) were among the dozens to “Pink Out” recently to help raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.
The 5th annual “Picnic at the Pink Out” took place recently at Sanibel Fire Station #1. Participants danced, took part in raffles for prizes and enjoyed food and refreshments. In addition, Radiology Regional Center’s Mobile Mammo Coach was there to provide mammography screenings throughout the afternoon.
“Let’s Pink Out” was started five years ago by islander Mary Bondurant, a breast cancer survivior, who wanted to give back to the community through helping women who were uninsured pay for a mammogram. The event has grown into an annual celebration, and every year at least 25 women take advantage of the mammo coach.
Bondurant said it is amazing how many women have approached her after the event sharing that the mammogram also saved their life. She said it’s great to know that she — and all of the “Pink Out” participants — are helping other women spread their spirit of positivity.