Lake City, FL – Lake City Medical Center, an HCA North Florida hospital will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with several centered activities which started with a mayoral proclamation (included in the end of this release) of “Wear Pink Day” at Lake City Medical Center with several special guests present.

Wear Pink day will be observed not only October 1st but every Friday in the Month of October and the Medical Center hopes you will join in and post your photos with the #ThinkPinkLC to support the awareness campaign and show solidarity against this health risk for so many.

Breast Cancer Awareness month will also see a physician panel discussion and luncheon as a celebration of hope, which will give guests an opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of cancer care and detection. Experts in this field will be experts from the fields of Imaging, Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Oncology. This event will be held on Wednesday, October 9  beginning at 12:00pm. Registration is highly encouraged to ensure a seat is available and will be free to all who wish to come. Registration is available by calling (386)243-6492.

To round out the month, Lake City Medical Center and their affiliate the Cancer Center at Lake City will host an open house to show off infrastructure investments made by the Lake City Medical Center network to provide high quality healthcare to the community. This Breast Cancer Awareness Wrap up will occur on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

For more information on these events and initiatives, please check out our calendar.

Mayoral Proclamation:

Wear Pink Day
October 1, 2019

WHEREAS, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to promote community awareness of what Lake City Medical Center is doing in our community to safeguard women’s health for generations to come; and

WHEREAS, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and is the number seven killer of women in the United States; and

WHEREAS, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women; and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society reports that more than 230,000 people are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, along with more than 64,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer, and more than 40,000 people die from breast cancer each year; and

WHEREAS, women can help lower their risk of breast cancer by controlling their weight and exercising; knowing their family history of breast cancer; finding out the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy; limiting the amount of alcohol they drink; and getting screened for breast cancer regularly; and

WHEREAS, Lake City Medical Center has combined the facilities, technology and expertise with a compassionate and caring staff to combat this deadly disease locally here in Lake City;and

WHEREAS, women in our community not only need to take action to making breast screening a priority for themselves and their families, but are able to because our local medical center has provided the infrastructure of care to make that possible;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Stephen M. Witt, Mayor of the City of, Lake City, Florida, do hereby proclaim October 1, 2019 as "Wear Pink Day" in Lake City, Florida and acknowledge Lake City Medical Center and their robust network of care as Ambassador’s in our Community for combatting the disease of breast cancer, and providing patients with cutting-edge continuity of care from diagnostic imaging to treatment, whether it be surgical or medical, to remission and victory over this deadly disease.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal to be affixed this 1st day of October 2019.

Stephen M. Witt, Mayor/Council Member
City of Lake City