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CTMC's growing 'Pink' events will include expanded mammogram opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                
Sept. 9, 2013
Rachel Nelson 512-753-3616
SAN MARCOS, TX – In addition to Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) growing “pink” initiatives and partnerships, this year the hospital will raise breast cancer awareness by providing mammograms through new extended hours.
Starting in Oct., which is nationally recognized as breast cancer awareness month, CTMC will offer extended-hour mammograms on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. by appointment. Although the service will continue moving forward, special reduced pricing will be available for exams taking place on a Tuesday or Thursday evening during Oct. only. 
“Because early detection is key for winning the fight against breast cancer, we want to provide a more convenient opportunity for women to get their yearly mammograms,” said CTMC Administrative Director of PR/Marketing Clay DeStefano. “It’s a privilege to be a part of this growing, dynamic effort that is truly making a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors right here in Hays County.”
To schedule an appointment for a mammogram at CTMC, call (512) 753-3661.
Additionally, CTMC is once again partnering with Community Action to offer up to 100 free mammograms to area women who have no means to pay for one. For more information about the free mammograms, please call Community Action at (512) 392-1161 or e-mail Lydia Perez at
In the past four years, CTMC’s Think Pink efforts have raised more than $70,000 in funds to serve and support individuals living with breast cancer.
This year, along with the annual Mayors’ proclamation, the CTMC lantern will once again glow pink all month long as a beacon of hope for individuals suffering from breast cancer and those who love them. In addition, several more activities will help raise funds for emergency aide to cancer patients in need who qualify for the assistance.
CTMC and its 2013 Pink Partners are pleased to bring the following additional breast cancer related events to our area:
Month of Oct. – Pink Style: Shop and Save for the Cure
Tanger Outlets
The Pink Style Pack includes five cards for $5. Each card is redeemable for one-time use at participating stores at Tanger Outlets for 25 percent off a single item at a single store.
Oct. 11 – Texas State Women’s Volleyball ‘Dig Pink’ Game
This Texas State’s women’s volleyball game features pink attire and a silent auction.
Oct. 11 – San Marcos Academy Pink Game
Pink jerseys and more appear during the game against Holy Cross of San Antonio. Tip off at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 – Texas State CAMCO’s Annual Bra Night/Fashion Show
LBJ Ballroom, TX ST Student Center
More than 20 Texas State University student organizations will take part in a special bra-decorating contest to help raise awareness for breast cancer. At the fashion show, the decorated cancer bras will be modeled tastefully with jeans. The show will kick off with a reception at 6:00 p.m. that includes free food. Admission is free for all Texas State students, faculty and staff, and door prizes will be raffled off to the audience. For more information, call Graciela Sandoval at (512) 245-9743.
Oct. 17 – CTMC Mammo Mixer
Your annual mammogram doesn’t; have to be boring. Grab a few of your friends and join the fun at our Mammo Mixer. Mammograms and lots more. Call 512-753-3818 for more information or to register.
Oct. 19 – Third Annual Pink Fest
Cypress Creek Café, Wimberley                           
This all day event will feature food, great live music and a silent auction.  For more information, visit
Oct. 26 Pink Heals 5K
River Ridge Park, San Marcos
The Pink Heals 5K is sponsored by CTMC and the San Marcos Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. For more information, visit, or call Kathleen Chomel at (512) 738-0175.
Oct. 26 – Tommy Bahama Shop for a Cause
A special sale will take place at San Marcos Premium Outlets. For more information, call (512) 392-6268.
About CTMC
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.