Courtesy of South Georgia Medical Center
VALDOSTA— The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Pink Pumpkin Contest.
A few weeks ago, notices were posted requesting individuals and hospital departments to create submissions for the contest. The Neonatal ICU, Pharmacy, Cancer Center, Case Management, Hospice Treehouse, Langdale Hospice House, GI Lab, All Spice Café, Imaging Services and Cath-Lab/Cardiology Services put on their thinking caps and creative designs emerged. The delightful entries adorn the Pink Pumpkin Patch in the Cancer Center lobby and gallery.
According to Pearlman Cancer Center Director Janna Luke, the contest was for the enjoyment of patients. “The designs are frivolous and fun,” she said. “Patients and visitors we able to vote on the ones they liked best.”
The Cancer Center created a whole scene depicting the chemotherapy infusion process. While many members of the cancer center staff worked on the scene and had input, Wanda Cooper and Sonya Yeager were the lead creators.
The traveling trophy for the most creative design by a hospital department went to the Cancer Center. In the individual entry category, Breanna McCall, with her Hunny Pot & Boo-Bees (Winnie the Pooh theme) and Crysta Prain, who created a three-tiered Olaf Pink Pumpkin caricature, (Frozen theme) took home honors.
Cancer patients, visitors and hospital staff will enjoy the pumpkin display throughout the month of October.