Preparing to ‘Paint the town pink’ for Mother’s Day

WTHI Photo / Tony Kassissieh
WTHI Photo / Tony Kassissieh

WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTHI) – Organizers are preparing to ‘Paint the Town Pink’ with the goal of helping to pay for mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women.

The Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivor organization reports early detection is key. And every woman should get the care they need.

“It can mean the difference between a lumpectomy and a mastectomy. It can mean the difference between having a lot of chemotherapy and not having chemotherapy and the difference between having radiation and not having radiation,” Coral Chochran, volunteer director. “So, we think it’s important as cancer survivors to try to catch it early.”

The event starts at the WTHI-TV studio on Friday at 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., or until all of the carnations are sold out. There will be $1 carnations and floral arrangements at varying prices. For more information or to order an arrangement, call (812) 249-2951.

Complete list of locations selling carnations starting at 10 a.m.:

  • First Financial Bank’s (Downtown Terre Haute, Springhill, Southland, Meadows, West Terre Haute, Plaza North, Rosedale, Clinton and Sullivan)
  • Rural King
  • Inside the Meadows Shopping Mall near MCL and Stein Mart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Union Hospital Clinton
  • UAP Medical Office Building
  • Harris Bank in Sullivan
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