Written by Phil Cerroni
Every night at dusk a warm pink glow emits from Baylor Medical Center at Irving. No, it’s not your eyes or your eyeglasses playing tricks.
"The pink lights outlining Baylor Irving during Breast Cancer Awareness month remind us to stay vigilant in the fight against breast cancer and to be optimistic that we will someday find a cure," said Cindy Schamp, president, Baylor Irving. “So many lives are touched by breast cancer. The pink lights are just another way to confirm our commitment to provide advanced quality care for our breast cancer patients.”
On Oct. 1, pink solar lights replaced traditional light bulbs, outlining the roofs of buildings on Baylor Irving campus, 1901 N. MacArthur Blvd. The pink lights will be lit through Oct. 31.
Baylor Irving’s efforts extend far beyond the solar pink lights placed around the campus. The hospital is helping to raise money for local breast cancer organizations through several events including the fourth annual Baylor Irving Cancer Center’s Bras for a Cause, Pink Survivor Party, area high schools’ “Pink Out” football games, “Pink Out Fridays” with the hospital employees and staff, and various sponsorships for community breast cancer events.
“We want our patients and their families to recognize how very special they are to Baylor Irving,” says Jo Darling, RN, nurse navigator, Baylor Irving Cancer Center. “This is just a salute to these patients’ journey and their courage.”
Source: Baylor Medical Center at Irving