Link-Belt Excavator Company hosted an event earlier this summer to honor individuals and organizations supporting breast cancer awareness. During the event, donations were presented to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Yes, Mamm! of CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundation.

Among those in attendance was Pink-Belt, a Link-Belt 145 X4 excavator painted a vibrant pink to support the cause. Pink Belt toured the U.S. over the summer, and was later auctioned for a winning bid of $375,000.

Eric Sauvage, President and CEO of LBX Company, said,  “We have been supporting the ‘Yes, Mamm!’  program, created by CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundation since 2012 in Lexington, KY, as well as the National Breast Cancer Foundation in their common journey to bring awareness for early detection of breast cancer and increase the survival rate in our communities and in our nation. This year, we reached an amazing fundraising milestone with our Pink-Belt, and we are thankful to all our participants.”

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s 8th Annual Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K is scheduled for Oct 14, 2023 at RJ Corman. The run supports the hospital’s Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! program. It provides free mammography and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing and program support to underinsured and uninsured patients across Kentucky. Participants will receive a race shirt, race bib and official race medal.


WOMEN AT RISK: Did you know…? 

According to the National Institute of Health, both women and men who have a heart attack often have chest pain. However, in addition to chest pain, women are more likely to have these symptoms:

  • Pain in the shoulder, back, or arm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Upset stomach
  • Anxiety

These symptoms can happen together with chest pain or without any chest pain. Many women may not recognize that these are symptoms of a heart attack. Women may not get emergency treatment right away if they downplay their symptoms and delay going to the hospital, or if the usual initial screening tests performed at the hospital may not detect an early or atypical heart attack.

This article appears on page 11 of the October 2023 issue of Hamburg Journal. To get the digital edition delivered to your inbox each month, click here.