Events That Will Tickle You Pink!

Contact:Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 530-2282
Email:tpaolella@meridianhealth.com

Events That Will Tickle You Pink!

Come Out and Support the Importance of Annual Mammography

"Pink Bank, NJ" - April 27, 2012 - In less than two weeks, Riverview Medical Center will host their sixth annual "Paint the Town Pink." This year's Pink week includes numerous signature Pink events to raise awareness of the importance of mammography. One of these signature events is an exclusive Meridian Cancer Care event hosted by Paint the Town Pink "An Unplanned Plan: An Evening with Bill Rancic."

Take part in an evening to remember on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Count Basie Theatre in "Pink Bank" for an engaging evening with Bill, author, entrepreneur, and husband. With warmth, humor, and humility, Bill will candidly share his story of his marriage and family, his career, and his wife's recent breast cancer diagnosis and all the unplanned things in life that happen when you are busy making other plans. This will be an evening to remember!

Tickets are on sale through the Count Basie Theatre Box Office. General admission tickets are only $39. Also don't miss the special VIP premium tickets for $100, which includes premium seating at the event, a meet and greet cocktail reception with Bill Rancic immediately following the event, and a special Paint the Town Pink gift bag. Order your tickets online at www.CountBasieTheatre.org or by phone at (732) 842-9000.

Some of the other featured Pink events include:

Friday, May 4:
Party for Pink (7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)
Registration Required

Hosted by the Care To Give Council, a Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital Auxiliary, at the Navesink Country Club, Middletown

Join us for a Parisian themed evening with live music by a French jazz band and decadent French cuisine. Don't miss the chance of being swept away for an evening in Paris! Tickets are $70.00 and reservations are limited.

Sunday, May 6:
Paint Everything Pink (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Hosted by Riverview Medical Center, Pink Bank

Complementary Event - Enjoy Community Day by bringing the whole family out for a day of fun! Featuring many of the same pink "zones" families have come to expect, as well as exciting new ones, this year's event will feature: Kids' Fun & Games, Pink it Yourself Man Cave and Rockin' Country Thunder 106.3 to name a few.

Tuesday, May 8:
Pink Panel Luncheon (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Registration Required
Bingham Hall, River Road in Pinkson

Join us for an informative and unique discussion from a panel of Riverview Medical Center physicians. Topics of discussion around breast health will include the importance of annual mammography, diagnostic testing, treatment options, and plastic surgery. Our panelists include Bokran Won, M.D., medical director of the Women's Center at Riverview Medical Center, Debra Camal, M.D., medical director of the breast program for Meridian Cancer Care, and Peter Hetzler, M.D., plastic surgeon affiliated with Riverview Medical Center. This event has a $10 donation to the Pink Fund. Register by May 1 to Ellen Miles, ellenmiles@comcast.net.

Thursday, May 10:
Girls Night Out (7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
Registration Required
Hosted by The Downtown, Pink Bank

Girls Night Out will be rockin' at The Downtown again this year! Grab your "breast friends" for pink cocktails and treats with live music by the Mike Dalton band. Stick around after 10:00 p.m. to experience The Downtown's Rock and Roll Karaoke. Make sure to wear your favorite pink outfit! Tickets are $60.

Saturday, May 12:
Zumbathon® Event for Paint the Town Pink (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Registration Required

Hosted by Bayshore Community Hospital in partnership with Meridian Fitness and Wellness and the town of Pinkdel

Come join us at this new Pink event for a 90-minute Zumba workout. Whether you're a Zumba professional or trying it for the first time, come out and experience this fun exercise phenomenon! There will also be giveaways, refreshments, activities for kids, and also education on the Pink mission and the importance of annual mammography. Tickets are $10 before May 7 and $15 after.

These are just a few of the exciting events happening during Paint the Town Pink 2012. For a complete list of events, ticket and registration information, and more visit www.PaintheTownPink.com. To register for any event call 1-800-DOCTORS. Proceeds from any ticketed events will benefit the Pink Fund, which provides mammography for uninsured or underinsured women in our community.

About Riverview Medical Center

Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 463-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, neurology, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, renal dialysis, diabetes management, and emergency and critical care services. Riverview's Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview's Jane H. Booker Women and Children's Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County's only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.