Student athletes are helping to
remind the women in their lives that it’s time to get checked for breast cancer. By wearing pink shoelaces as part of the T
he Good Samaritan Health System Pink Shoelace Campaign, the athletes are trying
to encourage every woman who is 40 and over to get an
“The Good Samaritan Pink Shoelaces Campaign provides teenagers with a great tool to remind their loved ones – moms, aunts, grandmothers, friends – to get screened for breast cancer," explained Dr. Karla Ludwig, medical director for Good Samaritan Oncology & Hematology Associates. "When these student athletes take to the field, they are empowered to educate everyone in the stands with the small act of wearing pink shoelaces. We hope that families will use the pink shoelaces as a conversation starter about healthy lifestyles. It’s wonderful to see how the teams have helped spread the message about early detection.”
According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women (12 percent) in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. “Early detection is smart and saves lives,” Ludwig notes. “It’s critical to catch and treat cancer early."
According to the American Cancer Society, bout 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. “Early detection is smart and saves lives,” Ludwig “It’s critical to catch and treat cancer early
From football to soccer, both boys and girls teams are wearing pink shoelaces for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sports teams interested in receiving shoelaces can still participate by contacting the hospital at 717-270-7756 while supplies last.