OVMC Announces PINK POWER NIGHT Inaugural Event

Friday, October 5, 2012

OVMC Prepares for Inaugural Women’s Event

WHEELING, W.Va. – Hundreds of local cancer survivors, patients and supports plan to attend the inaugural “Pink Power Night” at Ohio Valley Medical Center Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

“Pink Power Night” is a monthly, community-based, expo event designed to celebrate women in the Ohio Valley by offering a night for women with a social aspect and a healthy lifestyle education portion.

“Each month we will focus on a way for women to live healthy, happy lives,” said Laurie Labishak, corporate director of community relations at OVMC and EORH and also organizer of the event. “Women make 80 percent of the healthcare decisions in their households, and most women put the needs of others before themselves. We want women to know we care about them and want to arm them with the knowledge to stay healthy.”The event is free and open to any woman living or working in the Ohio Valley.

Tuesday’s “Pink Power Night” will host the unveiling of the 2012 Ford Warriors in Pink quilt which holds approximately 100 squares individually decorated by local supporters with messages of remembrance, dedication or celebration.

“We are thrilled to have national and local Ford representatives at OVMC for the presentation Tuesday evening,” said Labishak. “They organized local volunteer quilters who spent the summer piecing together the squares into the 2012 Warrior Quilt which will be displayed at OVMC. We are quite honored.

The event also features guest speakers Ruthie McWhorter, Cindy Niven, and Kay Knowlton as well as “Look Good, Feel Good” cosmetologists. The Cancer Center at OVMC will be providing breast cancer assessment kits.

Door prizes and refreshments are provided. The event is held in the OVMC Nurses Resident auditorium and living room. To register for the event, contact Laurie Labishak at 304-234-8233.

Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry Ohio, are a 340-bed, combined organization with more than 1,600 employees and provides the area’s only comprehensive behavioral and mental health services and board-certified emergency services on both sides of the Ohio River.