Pink lights will illuminate the Mercy Medical Center campus beginning the evening of Oct. 1 as the hospital begins its observance of breast cancer awareness month.
The pink lights will shine at both Mercy Medical Center and Hall-Perrine Cancer Center throughout the month of October, serving as a reminder to the women in our community to get screened for breast cancer.
Breast cancer is most treatable and curable when detected in its earliest stages. Even so, according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer claims more than 40,000 lives each year. But, this number can be reduced with early detection through clinical breast exam and mammography.
Alliant Energy traditionally joins Mercy in early October for the annual Power of Pink event to kick off breast cancer awareness month. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Power of Pink event will not be held this year, but Alliant still plans to light its downtown tower in pink for this special observance month.