'Pink Pancakes and Petals' for breast cancer awareness

'Pink Pancakes and Petals' for breast cancer awareness

You've probably heard of green eggs and ham, but maybe not pink pancakes and petals. It's not a new children's book. Instead, it's an event to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Friday morning, Carlyle Place, Navicent Health held its third annual "Pink Pancakes and Petals" celebration.

It’s probably not your typical breakfast, but some say it’s for a good cause. According to a release by Navicent Health, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime “Many people are affected by cancer and breast cancer in itself, but mainly breast cancer,” said Kimberly McGinnis, Director of Marketing and Sales and Carlyle Place. “It’s really a fun event.”

 It’s a breakfast celebration to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Resident Phyllis Eckert said she enjoys the pink pancakes. “Yes, it was good,” said Eckert. “The sausage was a little spicy, but its good.”  

Phyllis Eckert said she was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago. “I had a single mastectomy with no reconstruction,” said Eckert. “And three years later, it occurred in the same breast.” But Eckert  said she fought through it, and now she’s in remission.

Phyllis is celebrating her health status with her friends for breakfast and spreading awareness. “It’s important to have your mammograms that’s how they found mine, and do self-breast examinations.”

According to a press release with Navicent Health, breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the U.S.


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