Pink up the Mall – A Breast Cancer Awareness Event

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PINK UP THE MALL – A BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT John Muir Health / Diablo Valley Oncology / Sunvalley Shopping Center   

Concord, Calif. (October 1, 2012) – In conjunction with John Muir Health and Diablo Valley Oncology, Sunvalley Shopping Center will host a special Breast Cancer Awareness event entitled Pink Up The Mall, kicking off October 1st.   Throughout the month, Sunvalley merchants will feature special “pink” themed cancer- awareness merchandise and discount offers on pink colored products.  Mall merchants will also promote Breast Cancer Awareness by showcasing PINK window dressings.

The highlight of the event will take place on Sunday, October 7th, at 1 p.m. in the Grand Court.  Ann Notarangelo, award-winning journalist and CBS 5 Eyewitness News Weekend Edition anchor, will act as the Mistress of Ceremonies.  Breast cancer survivors will be recognized by their respective oncologists and surgeons and featured in a Surviving in Style Fashion Walk.  Fashions will be provided from participating Sunvalley stores including Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney and hair and makeup will be provided by Regis Salon and Mary Kay.

“We are proud to partner with Sunvalley Shopping Center and Diablo Valley Oncology to help promote breast cancer awareness and celebrate breast cancer survivors,” said Brenda Carlson, executive director of cancer services at John Muir Health. “Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer for women in the United States.

“John Muir Health’s extensive breast health services offer a great resource for the community, our patients and their loved ones,” added Carlson.  “We have information on routine breast care and a highly specialized team dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive screening and diagnostic capabilities, and advanced treatment for breast cancer.”

Built on a strong foundation that combines advanced technology, outstanding patient outcomes and personalized, compassionate care, John Muir Health provides one of the Bay Area’s most respected, progressive centers for cancer care. The recently opened Theresa M. Caygill Breast Health Center at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek augments John Muir Health’s existing services by offering comprehensive breast health information and resources in one convenient location for the community, patients and their families. Comprehensive breast health services and individualized care are also available at John Muir Health facilities in Concord and Brentwood.  The interdisciplinary team at John Muir Health recognizes that the treatment of cancer requires a unique approach for each person. The health system’s physicians are regionally recognized and nationally renowned for their work in delivering the most effective treatments for cancer. 

Diablo Valley Oncology is located in Pleasant Hill and provides visionary cancer and blood disorder care in a warm, supportive setting, delivering cutting-edge, coordinated medicine in one convenient location. 

Sunvalley, located at I-680 and Willow Pass Road in Concord, features Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, and over 160 shops and services. 

Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. 


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