ARH hosts Color it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Reception


By Courtney Harrison - [email protected]



Pictured is Tim Hatfield, Community CEO at the Tug Valley ARH. Hatfield provided the welcome to the Color it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Reception.


Pictured is Dr. Walid Baz. Baz was the guest speaker at Monday’s Color it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.


The Breast Cancer Awareness Reception hosted by Tug Valley ARH featured a reception and door prizes following the educational presentation.


The Tug Valley ARH Breast Cancer Reception was highly attended and continues to grow in popularity.


SOUTH WILLIAMSON – The Tug Valley Appalachian Regional Hospital (ARH) held their annual “Color it Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Reception Monday afternoon in the hospital’s cafeteria.

The heavily attended event had previously been held in the first floor conference room. This year, the event was held in the cafeteria to accommodate the high volume of people. However, only a few seats were vacant at the popular event.

In the welcome speech provided by Tim Hatfield, ARH Community CEO, he stated that trying to accommodate the amount of people was a great problem to have.

“This is our annual event. If you attended our event last year, we had a little issue and we didn’t have enough space. We decided to move to a larger location. Hopefully, this will afford you the opportunity to move around and mingle after the event. As we continue to grow, and it looks like we are, we will look at moving to a larger location next year and that is always a great problem to have,” Hatfield stated.

Following Hatfield’s welcome, Dennis Wolford, a buyer for the ARH system Center, provided a scripture and prayer. Wolford also recognized Dr. Todd Tom. Dr. Tom was a speaker at last year’s breast cancer awareness event at ARH. “He has a passion for cancer, especially breast cancer. We are very excited to have him on our staff and in the Tug Valley family,” Wolford said.

Wolford then introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Walid Baz. Dr. Baz provided an in depth, educational presentation on breast cancer which included lesser known facts and risk factors. Baz discussed the importance of early detection, screening options, and resources that could be used to determine personal breast cancer risks.

One resource Baz discussed was a risk factor calculator that can be found online at the National Cancer Institute. The website explains the calculator stating, “The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is an interactive tool designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) to estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer.” To access this risk factor calculator visit www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool.com.

A question and answer period, door prizes and a reception followed the presentation. The door prizes were sponsored by the ARH Come Care Store- Hospital Gift Shop.

More information about breast cancer services available at ARH can be found by visiting http://www.arh.org. Breast Cancer service options available at ARH are found under the Women’s Heath tab.

The heavily attended event had previously been held in the first floor conference room. This year, the event was held in the cafeteria to accommodate the high volume of people. However, only a few seats were vacant at the popular event.

In the welcome speech provided by Tim Hatfield, ARH Community CEO, he stated that trying to accommodate the amount of people was a great problem to have.

“This is our annual event. If you attended our event last year, we had a little issue and we didn’t have enough space. We decided to move to a larger location. Hopefully, this will afford you the opportunity to move around and mingle after the event. As we continue to grow, and it looks like we are, we will look at moving to a larger location next year and that is always a great problem to have,” Hatfield stated.

Following Hatfield’s welcome, Dennis Wolford, a buyer for the ARH system Center, provided a scripture and prayer. Wolford also recognized Dr. Todd Tom. Dr. Tom was a speaker at last year’s breast cancer awareness event at ARH. “He has a passion for cancer, especially breast cancer. We are very excited to have him on our staff and in the Tug Valley family,” Wolford said.

Wolford then introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Walid Baz. Dr. Baz provided an in depth, educational presentation on breast cancer which included lesser known facts and risk factors. Baz discussed the importance of early detection, screening options, and resources that could be used to determine personal breast cancer risks.

One resource Baz discussed was a risk factor calculator that can be found online at the National Cancer Institute. The website explains the calculator stating, “The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is an interactive tool designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) to estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer.” To access this risk factor calculator visit www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool.com.

A question and answer period, door prizes and a reception followed the presentation. The door prizes were sponsored by the ARH Come Care Store- Hospital Gift Shop.

More information about breast cancer services available at ARH can be found by visiting http://www.arh.org. Breast Cancer service options available at ARH are found under the Women’s Heath tab.

Pictured is Tim Hatfield, Community CEO at the Tug Valley ARH. Hatfield provided the welcome to the Color it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Reception.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_arhbc1.jpgPictured is Tim Hatfield, Community CEO at the Tug Valley ARH. Hatfield provided the welcome to the Color it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Reception.

Pictured is Dr. Walid Baz. Baz was the guest speaker at Monday’s Color it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_arhbc3.jpgPictured is Dr. Walid Baz. Baz was the guest speaker at Monday’s Color it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Reception hosted by Tug Valley ARH featured a reception and door prizes following the educational presentation.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_arhbc6.jpgThe Breast Cancer Awareness Reception hosted by Tug Valley ARH featured a reception and door prizes following the educational presentation.

The Tug Valley ARH Breast Cancer Reception was highly attended and continues to grow in popularity.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_arhbc5.jpgThe Tug Valley ARH Breast Cancer Reception was highly attended and continues to grow in popularity.

By Courtney Harrison

[email protected]

(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

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