Protect Your Pumpkins. Schedule Your Mammogram.

Although breast cancer deaths have dropped dramatically in the past two decades, women in the U.S. have a 1-in-8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed. A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable. So what are you waiting for? Protect your pumpkins and schedule your annual screening today.

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Pop-Up Pink Pumpkin Patch

Thousands of pink pumpkins appeared October 4, 2018 in a pop-up pumpkin patch on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. The pumpkin patch is part of the hospital’s breast cancer awareness campaign that promotes annual mammograms to women over 40. The pumpkins serve as a visual reminder to schedule a mammogram every year. The public is invited to visit the pumpkin patch at Bluebonnet and Picardy, take photos, and bring a free pumpkin home to display their support for breast cancer awareness.

The pale pink pumpkins aren’t painted - they are actually a variety of pumpkin that was cultivated specifically to aid in the fight against breast cancer. Only about 50 farms across the country grow the “Porcelain Doll” pumpkins, which are part of a national campaign that launched in 2012 to encourage people to show unity in the fight to find a cure.

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Here are a few ways you can support a loved one (and yourself) in the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds go to benefit Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center and its patients.