October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and thanks to MDI Hospital, our website has gone pink for the month of October. MDI Hospital is celebrating Wear Pink Day on October 11th, and encourages everyone to wear pink that day!

All community members are invited to participate in The Breast Health Center’s fifth annual Wear Pink Day in honor of Breast Health Awareness Month. When you wear your favorite pink tie or attire, you will be showing your support in the fight against breast cancer. To commemorate our strength in numbers, MDI Hospital invites all Wear Pink Day participants to meet at noon on Tuesday, October 11 on the steps of the Breast Health Center for a group photo. The Breast Health Center is located at 10 Wayman Lane in Bar Harbor.
“We wanted a simple way for everyone to participate in Breast Health Awareness Month,” said Robin Fisher, MDI Hospital’s director of medical imaging. “This way, we can come together to bring greater attention to breast health and prevention issues.”

The American Cancer society recommends that women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. For women who do not have insurance, support is available through Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program. To schedule your mammogram or to learn more about The Breast Health Center’s services, visit www.mdihospital.org or call the center at 288-8435