The team at Parkway Auto Group is ready to help paint Tuscarawas County pink for breast cancer awareness. (Submitted photo) 

Dover, Ohio - It’s time again to turn Tuscarawas County a strong shade of pink for breast cancer awareness.

Area businesses, schools and offices are invited to cover themselves in pink paint, posters and displays throughout the month of October for the annual “Paint Tusc Pink” campaign. 

Paint Tusc Pink is a free community program to generate attention for breast cancer awareness and the importance of mammogram screenings. The campaign is sponsored by Cleveland Union Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness Department and the Regional Cancer Center at Union Hospital, and is co-sponsored by Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department, the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce and WJER Radio.

Union Hospital and Trinity Hospital Twin City serve as contact points for the popular Paint Tusc Pink yard signs. The signs are free and can be used alone or as part of displays. 

Paint-Tusc-Pink-Sign-2018.jpgBusinesses, schools and organizations that put up a display or want to have a Paint Tusc Pink sign can contact Union Hospital’s Community Relations Department at 330-308-3599or e-mail; or call Trinity Hospital Twin City at 740-922-7450 Ext. 2198, or e-mail to

Hospital staff members will take photos of displays around the region and post them on social media. Participants can also email photos to the hospitals at the provided e-mail addresses. Follow the updates and photos on the websites and social media pages of each hospital, as well as on WJER Radio.

In addition, both hospitals also are sponsoring free special events in October to help promote breast cancer awareness.

Union Hospital will host a free “Ladies Night Out” event on Wednesday, October 3, featuring Cleveland Clinic Akron General Breast Surgical Oncologists Mary K. Murray, M.D., and Michelle L. Bryan, M.D. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

 All activities will be held in the conference rooms surrounding the cafeteria on the hospital’s ground floor. Gift bags will be presented to all registered attendees, prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be available. Registration is required by calling 330-308-3599 or visiting the Health Events section on the hospital's website Groups of friends and families are encouraged to attend. 

Trinity Hospital Twin City will host “In The Pink”, a free health event to combat breast cancer through education, awareness survivor recognition. The event will take place at the hospital (819 North 1st St., Dennison) on October 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The featured speaker is Dr. Denise Gilman, a Trinity Health System general surgeon. Dr. Gilman will be joined by a panel of local breast cancer survivors.

Healthy snacks, door prizes and free gifts will be available. To register for the event, visit the hospital's website at or call 740-922-7450, ext. 2124.

Information about Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).


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