Titans Turn "Pink" to Support a Crucial Catch Day and Saint Thomas Health

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans are supporting the NFL and the American Cancer Society in recognizing Saturday, Oct. 25 as "A Crucial Catch Day," a nationwide event in cities across the country that is acknowledging the day for breast cancer education and screenings. 

The Titans are supporting this life-saving initiative by turning LP Field "PINK" beginning Saturday at 5 p.m. until midnight.  Saint Thomas Health, the Titans' official healthcare provider, is partnering with the team to help to raise awareness of the importance of early detections screenings in women and men. 

 "The Titans are thrilled to have Saint Thomas Health join us in helping bring breast cancer education and screenings to the forefront of women's and men's health," said Thomas S. Smith, Titans president and chief executive officer. "Saint Thomas Health has been a long-standing partner of our entire organization and is helping keep our community healthy."

The Titans are turning LP Field pink on Oct. 25 to raise awareness for breast cancer screenings. (Photos: Jay Warren)

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. Millions of women are surviving the disease due to early detection and improvements in treatment.  Additionally, early detection of breast cancer for men equally critical. In fact, about 2,140 American men will develop breast cancer this year, a 25 percent increase over the past 25 years. Although breast cancer is much rarer in men than women, it still exists. It's important that women and men be aware of their risks and talk to their doctor about a breast cancer screening. Screening tests and exams can be used to find a disease in people without any symptoms. When breast cancer is detected early, there are more treatment options available and a much better chance of survival.

Saint Thomas Health's "Mission In Motion Mobile Mammography Coach" provides mammography screenings for underserved populations in 16 middle Tennessee counties. 

"The Mobile Mammography Coach allows us to continue to serve women in our community and provide potentially life-saving screenings to vulnerable populations," said Lori Ward, director of the Our Mission in Motion mobile mammography coach.  "The lack of mammography services in these areas and the uninsured or underinsured populations account for higher instances of non-compliance in screening mammography and higher death rates from breast cancer and late stage detection."

Saint Thomas Health's Mobile Mammography Coach will be providing screenings during the month of October and November at the following locations:

October Schedule

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - 6:30am - 10:30am

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Maryland Farms
Brentwood, TN
-Our Mission in Motion will be performing mammograms at the race. You do not have to be a race participant.  No appointment necessary.

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Saint Thomas Health Day of Hope, Health and Healing ~ Medical Mission
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
417 4th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37201
-No appointment necessary!

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Alive Hospice "OcktoberFest"
1718 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN
-No appointment necessary!

November Schedule

Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

Hilltop Grocery
400 Tennessee 149
Clarksville, TN 37040
-First come, first served.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Victory Church Community Event
1700 Baptist World Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
-First come, first served.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital
135 East Swan Street
Centerville, Tennessee
-Call the Medical Imaging Dept. @ 931-729-6762 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Christ Temple Church
10th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
-First come, first served.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Citizen's Bank
150 W Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
-First come, first served.

Saint Thomas Health offers convenient online scheduling for routine screening mammograms.  Visit www.ScheduleMyMammo.com or call 615-284-PINK (7465) to schedule a mammography.

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