NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are supporting the NFL and the American Cancer Society in recognizing Tuesday, 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 advocating this life-saving initiative by turning Nissan Stadium "PINK" Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saint Thomas Health, the Titans' official healthcare provider, is partnering with the team to help raise awareness of the importance of early detections screenings in women and men.
"We are so proud to partner with the Tennessee Titans to raise awareness about a disease that nearly everyone has been touched by in some way," said Karen Springer, President and CEO, Saint Thomas Health. "Saint Thomas is here to support all persons affected by breast cancer and continue to advocate for prevention and early detection of breast cancer."
Saint Thomas Health's Mobile Mammography Coach, Our Mission in Motion, will be providing screenings during the month of October - December at the following locations:
417 S Lowry St, Smyrna, TN 37167
400 Highway 149, Clarksville TN 37040
Ray of Hope Community Church
901 Meridian St, Nashville, TN 37207
1420 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37207
150 W Main St, Gallatin, TN 37066
Details coming soon!
ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH
Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee's faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united as one healing community. Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes nine hospitals: Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville, Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. A comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities complement the hospital services and cover a 68-county area. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.STHealth.com.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.
The Tennessee titans celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, stressing the NFL's "A Crucial Catch, Screening Saves Lives" campaign at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)