Healthcare workers join Vera Bradley Foundation volunteers to 'Turn the Town Pink'

Lutheran Health Network-sponsored campaign observed in May

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 30, 2019) – Volunteers from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will visit the campuses of Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals Wednesday to place between 150 and 300 pink ribbons per location in support of this year’s “Turn the Town Pink” campaign. 

Turn the Town Pink is an annual effort to raise awareness and funds to help combat breast cancer through research. Lutheran Health Network has participated as the primary Turn the Town Pink campaign sponsor every year since 2008, a commitment it made after nearly a decade of sponsoring the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic.  

A ceremony to recognize the 2019 campaign will happen Friday on the plaza at Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne. Breast cancer survivors, representatives from Lutheran Health Network, foundation volunteers, and other special guests will be in attendance. The public is invited to attend the brief event that begins at noon.

The placing of pink ribbons adorned with the names of honorees throughout the city is just one of multiple activities leading up to the 26th annual Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic, June 1-3.

The sixth edition of the Three Rivers Running Company’s Pink Ribbon Run will again take place on the Lutheran Hospital campus May 11. The four-mile run and two-mile walk are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with all proceeds given to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. This event is sponsored in part by Lutheran Health Network. Visit to learn more and register.     

For additional information about Turn the Town Pink, The Classic, or any other foundation activities, contact Lynda Houk at 260-207-5283 or via email at


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