POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge has announced that they will hold the Play for a Cause promotion this October benefitting the Woman’s Hospital Foundation breast cancer outreach and education programs including the Mobile Mammography Coach.
About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
During the month of October, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hollywood Casino will have a dedicated Pink Ribbon Blackjack table from which 5 percent of the winnings will be donated to support Woman’s
Hospital Foundation with a minimum donation of $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000.
Dealers on the casino floor will be wearing pink promotion t-shirts and other employees will wear pink ribbons in honor of this cause.
Along with the Pink Ribbon Blackjack table, Hollywood Casino will be hosting the Woman’s Hospital Mobile Mammography Coach on Monday, October 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Woman’s Mobile Coach provides
convenience to women in the Baton Rouge area making it easier to get screenings. The Mobile Coach makes mammography more accessible than ever before. Anyone who would like to take advantage of the convenience will need to present their insurance card and a doctor’s order for screening.
Hollywood Casino General Manager Jim Rigot said, “Helping out our local community and being a good community partner is something Hollywood Casino is committed to. By donating to the Woman’s Hospital Foundation, our donation will stay local and directly impact the Baton Rouge community. Turning one of our blackjack tables pink for the month is just a fun and unique way that we can support the cause.”