Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center to host annual Pamper Me Pink

Event raises breast cancer awareness and supports local women

By Ian Chini for the Culpeper Times

Tuesday, Oct. 23, marks the date for Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center’s 13th annual Pamper Me Pink event in partnership with Pepperberries, a Culpeper gift and fashion boutique. The event is a social gathering and educational experience in one, focusing on women’s health and the importance of self-care, both in the form of regular breast exams and more enjoyable “pampering.”

“When we launched Pamper Me Pink in 2005, little did we know this event would become an annual tradition in our community to support women and awareness of breast cancer,” said Sharon Welch Clark, owner of Pepperberries. “I am honored to co-host our 13th Pamper Me Pink event and encourage community members to join us Oct. 23 to enjoy an evening of pampering while raising money to fund breast cancer treatment for women and men who can’t afford it.”

Pamper Me Pink attendees will be treated to an evening of pampering — including chair massages and hand wax treatments — as well as refreshments, entertainment and door prizes. In the spirit of raising both awareness and support, a panel of cancer survivors will share their stories during the event. A breast health navigator and other women’s health practitioners from the medical center will be available to speak with women about breast health during the event. The mobile mammography coach of Novant Health UVA Health System will be onsite that evening for mammogram appointments. For pre-registration, please call 703-369-8421.

“This great event supports women’s health initiatives in the Culpeper community,” said Jeff Hetmanski, president and chief operating officer of Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. “We are pleased to once again co-host this event with Pepperberries and to illuminate the importance of regular breast cancer screenings. Our goal is to educate the community and showcase our commitment to women’s health by hosting a fun, lively event for those who are affected by breast cancer, supporting a loved one with breast cancer or simply want more information on screenings, diagnosis and treatment.”

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Pamper Me Pink Mammography Fund, which provides financial assistance to women and men in need of mammograms or follow-up screenings.

“One of the most rewarding parts of this event is being able to fund life-saving mammogram services for community members in need,” said Clark. “We’re grateful that our partnership with Novant Health UVA Health System allows us to offer this valuable service to those who need it.”

Pamper Me Pink
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Germanna Community College — Daniel Technology Center
18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper
All community members are invited to attend this free event. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Visit NovantHealthUVA.org/pampermepink to RSVP.
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