Bayhealth recently held its annual Go Pink! awareness campaign.

For the past 11 years, Bayhealth has been going pink to raise money for screenings, education and overall breast cancer awareness.

Funds raised during the annual Go Pink! campaign are used to provide breast screenings and education programs offered through Bayhealth and its community partner, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The majority of the funds are generated via the sale of Go Pink! T-shirts, purchased by Bayhealth employees and the public. This year, T-shirt sales raised more than $24,000, and about 4,300 shirts were sold. The annual campaign concluded with the Go Pink! Health Fair.

This year’s health fair was held Oct. 7 in the parking lot of the Bayhealth Medical Office Building. Key components of the fair included: free clinical breast exams and free screening mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured, information on obtaining cancer screenings, availability of treatment and survivorship programs and other health education opportunities. About 300 people attended the fair; nearly 30 women were screened on-site for breast cancer.

“This event is a wonderful example of how the community comes together to raise awareness about breast cancer,” said John D. Shevock, senior director of operations, oncology service and executive director of the Bayhealth Cancer Institute. “We are thankful to have so many community partners and volunteers to support us in spreading the message about the importance of breast cancer screening.”