This week a bright pink fire truck and crew will be parked outside of Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s three Lowcountry hospitals. The emergency truck is not a cause for alarm, rather it’s a visual reminder of Roper’s commitment to fight breast cancer.
Pink Fire Truck will be at the following facilities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Roper Hospital, 316 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston
- Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital 3500 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant
- Friday, Oct. 19 – Roper St. Francis Cancer Center, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital campus, 2085 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, West Ashley
Roper St. Francis Healthcare is leading the fight against breast cancer with several innovative approaches to care and research that extend far beyond October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They are accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers. Roper’s favorable outcomes and five-year survival rates exceed state and local benchmarks.
Roper St. Francis offers numerous cancer care options, including Clinical Trials & Genetic Assessment, Multidisciplinary Cancer Team Assessment, Nurse Navigators, Massage Therapy & Exercise, Dietitians, Mental Health/Social Workers and a Healing Boutique.
From Roper’s experts:
- Breast cancer affects one out of eight women in the U.S.
- Most women with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
- Routine screening mammography uses much less radiation then an average chest X-ray and is the most important tool for early detection of cancer.