2nd Annual Pink Out hosted by ARH
BECKLEY, W.Va. (October 8, 2019) – Beckley ARH will hold its 2nd Annual Pink Out event on
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the Historic Black Knight. The breast cancer awareness event is held in
observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Guest speakers will include pre-vivor Kim Parker, survivor Sherri Burleson, and genetic testing
advocate Kim Dumont of Myriad.
Survivors in attendance will ring the bell in recognition of their cancer-free status.
According to Jeri Knowlton, ARH WV Area Marketing Manager, the event sells out in advance.
“We are delighted to host an event that raises awareness, celebrates survival and wellness, and
contributes to our areas’ needs.
“Our attendees put on their favorite pink outfit and/or accessories and join us for a night of food,
fun, music, friends and more,” said Knowlton. “But we are also there to encourage, uplift and
support our sisters, mothers, friends and neighbors. We come together in an act of love and
support to one another and to raise money for a good cause.”
Event proceeds benefit the Beckley ARH Oncology Associates Patient Assistance Fund, Relay for
Life of Raleigh County and Terri's Tribute. Tickets are $30 per person include an event t-shirt and
special gift and runs from 7 p.m. to 10. The event is sold out.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), ranked as one of the Top 10 Employers
in Kentucky by Forbes Magazine, is a not-for-profit health system operating 13 hospitals in
Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Prestonsburg, West
Liberty, Whitesburg and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West
Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical
equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs more than 6,000 people with an annual
payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a
network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest
provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest
private employer in southern West Virginia, and is consistently recognized for its medical