St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Honors Breast Cancer Survivors And Flight For Life Colorado at Pink Out Football Game

(Pueblo, Colo.) --- Not only is Colorado State University Pueblos (CSU-Pueblo) football team one of the best in the nation, it is the only Division 2 football team who has their game ball delivered by helicopter at one home game every year. That game is Saturdays annual Pink Out game where CSU-Pueblo will honor breast cancer survivors.

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is the official corporate sponsor of the Pink Out football game. Thunderwolves fans will share the excitement of watching the official game ball arrive by the Flight For Life helicopter based at the hospital. The game ball will be delivered by the Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor, who will be determined at a luncheon held earlier in the day. Flight ForLife will land on the field at 5:38 p.m., prior to the 6 p.m. game kick-off. During the game, CSU-Pueblo will honor all breast cancer survivors.

Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. To give meaning to the purpose of the special Pink Out game, Head Coach John Wristen has every coach and player write a letter to a cancer survivor. This is very personal for Coach Wristen as his wife, his mother, his aunt, his cousin and late grandmother were all diagnosed with the disease.

St. Mary-Corwin is home to the Breast Center of Excellence, the only breast center in Pueblo to receive the Womens Choice Award as one of Americas Best Breast Centers. The award is presented to breast centers that provide exceptional patient care and patient satisfaction. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breastcancer during their lifetime.

In addition to honoring breast cancer survivors, St. Mary-Corwins Flight For Life helicopter, Lifeguard 4, is celebrating its 10th care for critically ill or injured patients throughout southern Colorado.

Finally, Pack football players will be under the watchful, medical eye of Dr. Alex Romero, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine anniversary of providing rapid air transport and quality medical

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NOTE: GREAT photo op with the helicopter landing in the Thunderbowl at 5:38 p.m.!