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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono and East Stroudsburg University Hold Annual Pink Light Walk

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono and East Stroudsburg University (ESU) once again partnered for the annual Pink Light Walk to raise awareness for breast cancer, held this year on Oct. 6. The event began with an information fair from local health and wellness vendors at East Stroudsburg University’s Hoeffner Science & Technology Center. A pink ambulance then led the way as a group of several hundred supporters, in head-to-toe pink, walked to LVH–Pocono’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center.

Once everyone arrived at the cancer center, they enjoyed pink-ribbon cookies and music from ESU’s Warrior Marching Band. Lehigh Valley Physician Group’s surgical oncologist Krista Bott, MD, then reminded the crowd of the importance of early detection and getting mammograms. She was followed by Marcus Narcisse, a graduate student of ESU and co-chair for Colleges against Cancer. His mother was lost to breast cancer, and he spoke about how he has made it his mission to help find a cure and encouraged the crowd to do the same.

Pink Light Honorary Chair and breast cancer survivor, Mariam Abdelhaq, then shared her harrowing story of being diagnosed at just 22 years old, giving inspiration and hope to all those fighting. The event concluded with the lighting of a tree in pink lights in front of the cancer center to honor those facing breast cancer.

Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono

Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center

Provides a full range of cancer services including diagnostic, treatment and supportive care on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

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