Many businesses, organizations, and individuals have supported the fight against cancer. Miche Bag, LLC has launched a campaign to their distributors to partner with cancer groups that work with cancer patients.
Local Miche distributors Susan and Elton Halcomb have chosen the Rush Memorial Hospital Sheehan Cancer Center and they have graciously provided beautiful “Hope” handbags for the female cancer patients. The Halcomb’s have donated 96 handbags to bring a little cheer to the RMH cancer patients.
“I am so grateful to God that this company is compassionate and supports those patients and families fighting cancer. It is our pleasure to show our support and bring a little sunshine to their lives through a gift of our Miche handbag,” Susan Halcomb said.
Erin Pike, RMH Oncology Director continued the sentiment, “This is such a wonderful surprise. Our department thanks Miche and the Halcombs for sharing with us and making the lives of our cancer patients a little brighter as they go through treatment.”
Breast Cancer continues to be the most common type of cancer found in women in the United States and it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women age 40-59. This means that 1-in-8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and a woman will die every 74 seconds from the disease. Many of you may not be aware, but men can get breast cancer too. While rare, it does happen.
Rush Memorial Hospital truly is “Passionate for Pink” as they will be hosting an October Breast Cancer Awareness Event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the Medical Office Building – 2nd floor. Come and meet Dr. Donald Snyder, RMH Women’s Health Care and Dr. Jamie Ayon, RMH Oncologist.
Both will share important information concerning women’s health. There will be several information booths and giveaways. The Halcomb’s will have a Miche booth and one of their handbags will be a prize for the evening. Everyone is encouraged to attend because there truly is a power in your presence.
More details on the free event, including additional prizes, will be coming in future articles. This “Passionate for Pink” event is made possible through a partnership with the Susan G. Komen organization and Rush Memorial Hospital. Plan to unite Rush County and let’s go “PINK” in October for breast cancer.