Healthier Together

Fall 2017 issue
 
     
Have some fun at Pamper Me Pink

Have some fun at Pamper Me Pink

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In 2005, Sharon Welch Clark held the first Pamper Me Pink event in her downtown Culpeper shop, Pepperberries. She wanted to give back to the community by raising money for women and men in need of mammography services.

Twelve years later, Pamper Me Pink has become a Culpeper tradition, with the mission that no one should go without a mammogram or follow-up screenings due to an inability to pay. “It has turned into something that exceeded my expectations,” said Clark.

The annual event is always a positive celebration filled with laughter, tears, reunions, health education and surprises. The goal is to encourage women and men to focus on their health and take a little time out for pampering.

An expected 600 attendees will engage with a variety of exhibitors. “The exciting event lineup includes a fabulous opening ceremony, expert presenters from Novant Health UVA Health System, prizes, music, light refreshments — and lots of well-deserved pampering,” said Greg Napps, CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. The free event is open to the public.

Drawing proceeds and donations from local community members and businesses will support the Pamper Me Pink Mammography Fund and its mission. Over the years, many local community members received mammograms at no cost to them because of the fund. “That’s what makes it all worthwhile,” said Clark.

Pamper Me Pink serves as the perfect venue where attendees can support each other — while Novant Health UVA Health System supports them. “It makes me so proud to be a part of Pamper Me Pink because I know people are going to be takencare of,” said Clark. “Many people make this fund possible.”

The 12th annual Pamper Me Pink event

When: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Daniel Technology Center of Germanna
Community College, 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper, Virginia
Cost: Free

Pamper Me Pink event page
Learn more and register