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“Think Pink” Breast Health Wall of Honor Raises $52,000 to Benefit Mission Breast Health Services

10/18/2011

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mission Hospital's Valiant Women support group hosted its ninth annual Think Pink Breast Health Wall of Honor, presented by Capistrano Volkswagen, Clarient, A GE health care Company and Pacific Rim Capital, Inc. at The Shops at Mission Viejo. Throughout the month of October, the Breast Health Wall of Honor was displayed in Center Court (lower level) where shoppers donated $25 to place a hand-written card on the Wall display in honor of a loved one or in remembrance of someone with breast cancer. Donations were also made to underwrite the cost of a mammogram or diagnostic procedure ($100) for someone who could not otherwise afford it. Thanks to the community's Spirit of Giving, the Wall of Honor generated net proceeds of more than $52,000 to benefit Mission Breast Health Services in treatment of breast cancer in our community.

From left: Margarita Solazzo, Jackie Homrighausen, Miles Brandon, Capistrano Volkswagen; Gary Willenborg, Capistrano Volkswagen; Marc Mills, Pacific Rim Capital, Inc., Dave Mirsky, Pacific Rim Capital, Inc.; Cindy Mirsky, Pacific Rim Capital, Inc.

Brighton Collectibles, at The Shops at Mission Viejo, sold their special Power of Pink bracelet, with $10 from each purchase going to Mission Breast Health Services.

This year's Breast Health Wall of Honor top Sponsors include: Capistrano Volkswagen, who is celebrating their third year as one of the presenting sponsors, Clarient, A GE health care Company and Pacific Rim Capital, Inc., The Shops at Mission Viejo, Capella + Solazzo Design, and DisplayWorks.

Mission Breast Health Services is dedicated to providing women with preventive measures as well as offering a complete breast health program to diagnose and treat breast cancer with expertise, compassion and support. By involving medical professionals, survivors, family and friends, Mission takes a team approach to fighting breast cancer.

For further information about Mission Hospital Foundation or upcoming events, please call the Foundation office at 949-364-7783 or visit mission4health.com. To schedule a mammogram at Mission Imaging Center at Mission Women's Wellness Center, please contact scheduling at 949-364-0511.

About Valiant Women
Valiant Women is a group of dedicated community members, united by the Spirit of Giving and a common desire to ensure that women of all ages receive quality healthcare. This special group supports Mission Hospital and is dedicated to meeting the medical, surgical, educational and spiritual needs of all women. For further information about Mission Hospital Foundation, to join Valiant Women or learn about upcoming events, please call the Foundation office at 949-364-7783.

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital provides south Orange County communities with access to advanced care and advanced caring through two convenient locations, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for nearly 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is an acute care, full-service facility providing the most advanced health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County. One of only three designated trauma centers in the county, the hospital offers 24-hour emergency care and specialized services through its Mission Imaging Center, Mission Heart Center, Mission Stroke Center, Mission Maternity Center and Mission Women's Wellness Center. The hospital also offers the highest level of care in orthopedics, rehabilitation, cancer, spine and vascular services. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach's health care services include 24-hour emergency, intensive and medical-surgical care as well as behavioral health including psychiatric services and chemical and pain medication dependency treatment. CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, a separately licensed pediatric hospital on the Mission Viejo campus, serves as the only dedicated pediatric hospital in south Orange County. A member of the St. Joseph Health, the 552-bed hospital is one of 14 not-for-profit hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry, and the largest in Orange County. For more information, visit mission4health.com.

About Mission Hospital Foundation
Mission Hospital Foundation supports and assists Mission Hospital through philanthropy. The Foundation embodies the Spirit of Giving by building lifelong relationships with community members and raising funds for Mission Hospital.