Have you noticed pink flamingos in the River Valley? It’s an initiative by Sparks Health System and Summit Medical Center to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society shows about one in eight woman in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.
Starting August 1st, flocks of flamingos will start popping up at various locations through Fort Smith and Van Buren. The flocks include seven pink flamingos and one white flamingo to designate the one in eight statistic.
Karen Dodd, director of Outpatient Imaging Services for Sparks and Suummit says, “We all have young ladies in our families, and we are flocking together so our future generations won’t grow up with the fear of breast cancer.” Dodd also says their hope of this visual element will inspire more women to get screened and to learn more about cancer and take steps to catch it early.