SAN MARCOS, TX – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is shining its light bright for the cancer fight as Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October. The hospital launched two fun social media contests to help spread the message about breast cancer awareness. By entering in the contests, participants have the chance to win two great prizes: a $100 Target gift card or a $30 gift card to Mochas & Javas.
Here are the guidelines for entering the contests:
* Check out the Passion for Pink images snapped around town at www.facebook.com/centraltexasmedicalcenter or www.pinterest.com/CTMCSanMarcos, and ‘Like’ your favorite. Each person who likes an image will be entered into a giveaway for a $30 Mochas & Javas gift card. The winner will be named October 22nd at 5 p.m.
* Join in the fun! Email your own fun pink photo to Rachel.Nelson2@ahss.org, and your snap will be added to the Facebook album and to CTMC’s Pinterest account. Be sure to tell your friends to go ‘Like’ your photo. The submitter of the photo with the most likes on October 22nd at 5 p.m. will receive a $100 Target gift card.
CTMC encourages the community to come together to support one of the many Breast Cancer Awareness events taking place in our area this year. The calendar of activities is posted in our Passion for Pink album on at www.facebook.com/centraltexasmedicalcenter.
For more information, please call Rachel Nelson at (512) 753-3616.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.