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November 22, 2013
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One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, but thanks to the generosity of our community, we’ll more likely catch it early when breast cancer is the most treatable.

Throughout the month of October, 27 different businesses came together to educate, celebrate and raise funds for the Sonnenalp Breast Center in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through this community effort, we were able to educate women to get an annual mammogram beginning at 40 and raise funds to help women get diagnostic tests not normally covered by insurance.

A special thank you to our top fundraising salon/spa, Aria Spa at the Vail Cascade, for raising over $2,300 and our top fundraising business, the Dusty Boot Eagle and the matching funds from Dionysus Hospitality Group for raising over $2,200 at their Pinktober Fest.

Thank you to the following Pretty In Pink participating businesses: A Beautiful You, Azera Salon, Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt, Aria Spa at the Vail Cascade, Bliss Studio, C & C Spa, DJ’s Hair Shoppe, Dragonfly Lounge, Eagle Ice Rink, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Elements A Day Spa, eTown, Fusion Hair Studio, Golden Leaf Spa at The Vail Marriott, High Altitude Spa, Kuttin Korner, Minturn Anglers, Ooh La La Hair Salon, Peridot Hair Design, Posh Salon & Boutique, Sonnenalp Resort Spa, Spa Anjali at The Westin, The Dusty Boot Eagle, The Hair Shoppe, Vail Nails and Salon, W Salon and Z Scene Zumba.

It is the generosity of this community that has helped Shaw Regional Cancer Center become the best cancer center of any mountain community in the world. I am humbled by the community support that has allowed us to be one of the few communities in Colorado outside of Denver to have 3-D mammography and the SonoCine breast ultrasound technology. Community support also gave us Jack’s Place — a cancer caring lodge for our patients, a brand new cutting-edge Linear Accelerating for delivering radiation therapy, an amazing survivorship program funded by Pink Vail and much more.

October truly was a great celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Eagle County. Thank you to everyone involved in Pretty In Pink!

Peggy Carey

Shaw Regional Cancer Center

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