Third Annual “Women’s Night Out” event celebrates survivorship

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center will be inundated with waves of rosy pink and a celebratory crowd at its third annual Women’s Night Out, a free community event on Thursday, October 25th from 5 to 8 p.m. Each year, Women’s Night Out celebrates survivorship with the community while raising awareness for breast cancer and the importance of early detection screenings. Elected officials, medical professionals, organizational partners and members of the community will gather for a sensational evening of good eats, pink ribbons, education and celebration.

“Last year’s Women’s Night Out event surpassed all our expectations, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff and tireless community partners who helped us exceed our goals of raising awareness for breast cancer and important screening methods,” said Heather Rohan, CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

In 2011, the event boasted a large ice sculpture boat filled with live seafood as a centerpiece while the hospital’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Alex Mentis, performed live sushi demonstrations and guests noshed on delights from a fountain cascading delicious white chocolate dyed pink. In a special tribute, attendees decorated beautiful clay ribbons donated by Color Me Mine. This year, a portion of those ribbons will be unveiled in an art installation honoring all survivors.

Living up to its promise to make this year’s event bigger and better, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has brought back some fan favorites and new guests to join the celebration. Susan Wise, morning show DJ for Easy 93.1, will return as the event’s emcee and Miami Dade’s Fire Fighter Cancer Support Network will once again make a grand entrance with its one-ofa- kind pink Fire Truck while Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt serves up some of the most delicious treats available. New to this year’s event are Whole Foods, Walgreens Pharmacy and the Nordstrom Prosthesis Program.

“The resonating message of Women’s Night Out emphasizes the importance of taking preventative measures in detecting breast cancer. As a result of last year’s event, we performed more than 800 mammograms in October 2011 and provided hundreds of women with the tools needed to fight cancer,” says Dr. Alanna Harris, medical director of the Aventura Breast Diagnostic Center. “The most important step in preventing breast cancer are women personally taking initiative for their health and I urge every woman in South Florida to schedule their mammogram before the end of the year.”

This “blue-ribbon event gone pink” will overwhelm the senses with visuals, tastes and heart-warming presentations. The Third Annual Women’s Night Out event will be held in front of the Breast Diagnostic Center at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center located at 20950 NE 27th Court, Aventura, Fl 33317.

For more information or to RSVP, visit or call 1-888- 256-7692. Free parking will be available for event attendees in the parking garage located directly north of the center.

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