More than 300 women turned out for the first “Girls Night Out” event in October 2017 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Denison. In cooperation with the Check the Girls Foundation in Dunlap, Girls Night Out was designed to raise breast cancer awareness and provide community education about the disease while adding shopping, food, crafts and other fun activities. Women from Crawford and surrounding counties were invited to take part.
Event organizers, including Sara Gaul from CCMH and Trisha Roberts from the Check the Girls Foundation, incorporated three educational sessions into the festivities. Dr. Robert Warner, hematologist and internist, discussed the need for early detection and treatment of breast cancer to improve outcomes. Dr. Karl Hasik moderated a question and answer session devoted to women’s health issues. And, Stephanie Nichols, a breast cancer survivor, provided an inspirational message for women who are confronted with the disease.
The Check the Girls Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness. Along with its sponsorship of Girls Night Out, Check the Girls and CCMH also partner to provide meals and gas cards for women while they are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.Share this story.