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KDDH offers 2 final events for “Paint the town Pink”

Tulare County residents who love cupcake design or liking photos on Facebook, can still play a role in the Kaweah Delta Breast Center’s “Paint the town Pink” campaign during breast cancer awareness month.

People can enter a “cup”cake decorating contest by making one dozen cupcakes with pink incorporated in the design. The “cup”cakes should be delivered to the Sequoia Regional Cancer Center at 4945 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The contest will be judged by breast cancer survivors and the winner will be recognized during the Breast Cancer Awareness Tea at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center, 4945 W. Cypress Ave. Tickets to the event, which features guest speaker and author Jane Case-Cisneros, are $15 and only available in advance of the event at Downtown Visalians, 103 N. Court St., or by calling 624-2242.

Additionally, people can still vote for their favorite photo of businesses that have dressed in pink, decorated their office in pink or created a breast cancer display. To vote, visit one of three photo albums of entries on Kaweah Delta’s Facebook page at Photos with the most “likes” cast will be recognized at the Breast Cancer Awareness Tea on Oct. 25 by the breast center and its partners in the campaign: The Visalia Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Visalians, and the Visalia Mall.


SVDH gets cooking Thursday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sierra View District Hospital’s Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center is hosting Cooking for a Cause.

The public is invited to join us on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sierra View District Hospital Café Patio for an educational evening about breast cancer.

The event will focus on cancer and nutrition and include informational booths, cooking demonstrations, prizes and much more. Refreshments will also be provided. This event is free to the community and made possible by the Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club. Attendance is limited; please call 791-3754 to RSVP.

The Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center (CTC) is one of the premiere oncology centers in Central California. Located in a recently expanded 10,000 square-foot facility on the campus of Sierra View District Hospital, the CTC offers state of the art, comprehensive care for Porterville-area cancer patients.

The CTC features radiation therapy equipment on par with major teaching hospitals such as Stanford and UCSF, 11 chemotherapy stations specially designed to maximize patient comfort, and a community resource center where visitors can learn more about cancer research and the latest treatment techniques.

Sierra View District Hospital is located at 465 W. Putnam Ave. in Porterville.

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