OCTOBER IS AROUND THE CORNER AND SO IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. A LOT OF PEOPLE GETTING CREATIVE. WE ARE GETTING READY TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS. TENNIS ANYONE? AMY, WELCOME TO DAYTIME. THANK YOU I LOVE IT IT’S BEAUTIFUL. WE LOVE OUR NEW SET. IT’S SO FUN. YOU COME UP WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT EVENTS TO GET PEOPLE TALKING AND GET THE CONVERSATION STARTED. ONE OF THOSE IS TENNIS. WE ARE PARTNERING WITH PARKS AND REC AND WE’RE HAVING A TENNIS TOURNAMENT. OCTOBER 4-6 AND ANYBODY CAN PARTICIPATE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A TENNIS EXPERT YOU DECIDE TO WANT TO PLAY AND SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE. 14 ARE NOT. YES ANY ABILITY LEVEL. YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE. IT’S $25 A PERSON THEY HAVE SINGLES AND DOUBLES BUT IF YOU HAVE A DOUBLE THEY CAN FIND SOMEONE TO PARTNER YOU WITH. THAT’S REALLY QUARTERING THROUGH PARKS AND REC. A LOT OF COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, RESTAURANTS, GROUPS TRYING TO COME TOGETHER AND SAY WHAT CAN WE DO? BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IS NEXT MONTH. WE HAVE GREAT SUPPORT. WE HAVE SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS AND RESTAURANTS I CAN INVOLVED. IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE AWARENESS AND TO TALK ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY GOES. WE LOVE AWARENESS. YOU HAVE TO TAKE ACTION. IF SOMETHING CHANGES WITH YOUR BODY, GO TO YOUR DOCTOR. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WHILE YOU ARE BATTLING THAT’S WHERE WE CAN COME IN AND RAISE MONEY. COUNTING GREAT STORIES OF PEOPLE HERE IN THE TRI-CITIES. THEY’RE REACHING OUT FOR HELP. WE ARE HERE WE HAVE MANY THINGS TO THESE EVENTS LIKE THIS TOURNAMENT. IT’S A FUN WAY TO GIVE BACK. IT’S A DIFFERENT WAY TO GET INVOLVED. ONE IN EIGHT WOMEN WILL GET DIAGNOSED IN HER LIFETIME. WE ARE HERE TO HELP. YOU HAVE LOTS OF EVENTS COMING UP. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT A GAME COMING UP ON CAMPUS. WE CAN HAVE PINK POM-POMS, AND DINING SERVICES ACTUALLY DO A DINE OUT AS PART OF THE PINK OUT AS WELL. LOTS OF GREAT WAYS TO GET INVOLVED. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FOR SOMEONE THAT MIGHT BE THINKING YOU KNOW, WE CAN DO SOMETHING IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HUGE. IT CAN BE SOMETHING SMALL THAT YOU ALL GET TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH A PLAN. YOU ARE RIGHT AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT WE PROVIDE GAS CARDS TO PATIENTS GOING TO TREATMENT. THAT COULD BE 30 OR $50. A SMALL EVENT THAT RAISES 30 OR $50 THAT’S A GAS CARD. IF YOU HAVE A HUGE EVENT AND IT’S THOUSANDS YOU’RE TALKING MULTIPLE MAMMOGRAMS. NOTHING IS TOO LITTLE AND NOTHING IS TOO BIG. JUST A WAY TO GIVE BACK AND GET INVOLVED. OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH YOU GUYS ARE BUSY ALL YEAR ROUND COMING UP WITH DIFFERENT PROGRAMS TO HELP. WE ALL MET BREAST CANCER DOESN’T JUST STRIKE IN OCTOBER. IT DOESN’T HAVE A CALENDAR. IT’S A YEAR-ROUND DISEASE. WE HAVE A NEW EVENT IN NOVEMBER. AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE EVENT. REGISTRATION KICKS OFF OCTOBER 1. IT IS A YEAR-ROUND THING. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DO SOMETHING IN OCTOBER WE HAVE SOMETHING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. COMPORT IS COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND INVOLVEMENT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR ORGANIZATION? 75% OF THE MONEY WE RAISE STAYS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR TO PROVIDE A SCREENING AND DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES. IF YOU DON’T HAVE INSURANCE OR MAYBE YOU DON’T HAVE INSURANCE THAT COVERS IT. PERHAPS IT GOES TO YOUR DEDUCTIBLE AND NOT MANY YOU HAVE AVAILABLE IN YOUR POCKET AT THIS TIME. TO BE ABLE TO TELL A PATIENT PERSON YES, WHEN THEY NEED HELP MEANS THE WORLD. IT’S NOT AN EASY THING TO CALL AND ASK FOR HELP. TO SAY WE HAVE GOT IT WE HAVE YOU TAKEN CARE OF THAT’S WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO. IT’S IMPORTANT YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE PARTNERED WITH DIFFERENT EVENTS AND WE ARE ABLE TO WELCOME THEM IN TO GET THE MAMMOGRAM AND SEE THE FACE AND SAY, YOU REALLY ARE HERE, YEAH, WE’RE RIGHT HERE IN THE COMMUNITY. IF YOU NEED US CALL US 43- 765-9313 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE. ARE YOU READY TO PLAY TENNIS? I AM NOT A GOOD TENNIS PLAYER. THERE IS THE INFORMATION. PINK RIBBON TENNIS TOURNAMENT TAKING PLACE IN KINGSPORT. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.

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