Press release from Dearborn County Hospital
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The Cincinnati Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will receive approximately $3,000 thanks to this year’s Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy Department’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest. DCH contributed $10 to Komen for each of the 294 pumpkins entered. To date, Dearborn County Hospital has donated $18,520 to cancer research and service organizations through the event.
Initiated in 2002, the contest which is open to the public, was created to recognize National Physical Therapy Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, both of which are celebrated in October.
“This is our 11th year of sponsoring the contest. What started out as a small competition among hospital departments has grown into a regional event,” noted Ed Brush, MSPT/ATC, DCH Director of Physical Therapy. “As always, we are grateful for the many individuals, schools, businesses and organizations who entered pumpkins or donated prizes or refreshments.”
Judges selected winning pumpkins from three age groups. This year’s top prize winners were:
Honorable mentions went to Sharon Roark-Chesser’s Mohawk Pumpkin and the Waters of Dillsboro-Ross Manor’s Snake and Jack-O’-Lantern.
Visitors to the open house included Jud McMillin, State Representative for Indiana District 68; and special guests Terri Jones, Community Program Representative for the American Cancer Society, Lower Eastern Indiana Area Service Center; Amy Weber, Community Health Programs Manager for Komen; and Kelly Ferreira, RN, FNP, Nurse Navigator for the DCH Breast Care Center.
Little Caesars of Lawrenceburg are treating three classrooms to pizza for having the most entries in the contest. Mrs. Brack’s class, Lollipops & Rainbows in Aurora and the seventh graders of Ohio County Elementary in Rising Sun will each receive gift cards for pizzas.
For more information on physical therapy services available at Dearborn County Hospital, please call (812) 537-8144 or (800) 676-5572, ext. 8144. Aurora Physical Therapy, 107 Bridgeway Street, can be reached at (812) 926-0431. Information on DCH Harrison Physical Therapy, 1100 Harrison Avenue, may be obtained by calling (513) 202-0518 or (877) 581-1494.
To learn more about the DCH Breast Care Center, please call (812) 537-8383 or (800) 676-5572, ext. 8383. The Center is located adjacent to the hospital in Suite 120 of the DCH Professional Building at 606 Wilson Creek Road. It offers comprehensive breast services ranging from screening and diagnostic mammography to the coordination of advanced diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and/or reconstructive procedures.