Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL highlights events throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kentucky Cancer Program is hosting a series of events throughout October to increase access to screening tests and to ensure women across Kentucky are educated about breast cancer. For more information on any of these events, contact: Pam Temple-Jennings, 502-852-6318,

Mobile Mammography Screenings:


Women aged 40 and over are encouraged to schedule a mammogram at one of the mobile mammography unit stops. Advance appointments required. Proper ID and insurance card are required. All insurance is filed with University of Louisville Hospital. Financial assistance is available for uninsured patients who qualify.

  • Saturday, Oct. 1 – Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3640 River Park Dr., Louisville
  • Thursday, Oct. 6 – Christian County Health Department, 1700 Canton St., Hopkinsville, Ky.
  • Saturday, Oct. 15 – First Baptist Church, Jeffersontown, 10600 Watterson Trail, Louisville
  • Monday, Oct. 17 – Churchill Downs backside, Christ Chapel (employees and family only)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Centre on Main, 425 S. Main St. Leitchfield, Ky.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 – Think Pink 5K run/walk for Breast Cancer Awareness at James Beville Park Pavilion, 810 Nature Trail, Leitchfield, Ky.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane, Louisville

All events are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling Kentucky Cancer Program at 502-852-6318.

All COVID guidelines followed. If you have tested positive for COVID or been in contact with someone testing positive for COVID, you are not eligible the day of the screening. 


Free Pink Ribbon Tea Party: 

Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ladies of all ages are invited to a fun tea party honoring the memory of Harriett B. Porter, who loved to bring people together to socialize and share information to help others. The event honors Porter whose husband, Woodford Ray Porter established the Harriet Bibb Porter Cancer Education and Prevention Endowment at the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center. The tea party will include special guests, artists Elmer Lucille Allen and Sandra Charles, refreshments, a breast cancer update and special gifts.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 1720 W. Broadway, Suite 205, Louisville

Reservations: Call the Kentucky Cancer Program, 502-852-6318.

Sista Strut 3K Breast Cancer Awareness Walk:

Sista Strut's mission is to increase awareness of breast cancer and provide information on community resources and funding to area programs. A portion of the proceeds from the Sista Strut 3k will benefit Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer. Sponsored by REAL 93.1 the Beat of Louisville and Kentucky Association of Health Plans and presented by Baptist Health Cancer Care and Humana Health Horizons in Kentucky.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. - noon.

3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville

Register at: 

Horses and Hope Pink Mustang Tour across Western Kentucky:

Horses and Hope was started in 2008 by former First Lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky Cancer Program, University of Louisville, with the support of the Pink Stable, a committee of Kentucky horse owners, riders, trainers, farm owners, jockeys, and others. The mission is to increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among Kentucky's signature horse industry workers and their families, many of who are uninsured and underserved. Special events are held throughout the state to honor breast cancer survivors and to raise funds for Horses and Hope. Friends of Horses and Hope including Churchill Downs, Keeneland, the North American Championship Rodeo and others who continue to support programs. Today, Horse and Hope has been expanded to offer cancer prevention and early detection programs along with screening and treatment referrals for many different cancers through the mobile van.

The Horses and Hope Pink Mustang was the pace car for the World Sprint Cup.

  • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Twisted Pink Tennis Tournament at Ruff Park, 831 North Dr., Hopkinsville
  • Friday, Oct. 14 – Pink Night in the Park at Calvert City Memorial Park, 1072 5th Ave. SE, Calvert City
  • Thursday, Oct. 20 – Breast Cancer Screening & Awareness Event at Deaconess Henderson Hospital, 1305 N. Elm St., Henderson
  • Friday, Oct. 21 – Horses and Hope at Ohio County HealthCare, 1211 Old Main St., Hartford
  • Monday, Oct. 24 – Breast Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon at Texas Roadhouse, 2900 James Sanders Boulevard, Paducah (RSVP Required)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging, 1635 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green
  • Friday, Oct. 28 – Christian County Pink Out, WKDZ Radio, 19 D.J. Everett Dr., Cadiz

For more information about all events, visit or call 1-877-326-1134.

About the Kentucky Cancer Program

Kentucky Cancer Program is the state-mandated cancer control program administered jointly by the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center. KCP has 13 offices across the state, staffed by cancer control specialists who coordinate cancer prevention and early detection programs, patient and family services, professional education and training and who mobilize communities through coalitions and partnerships to address local cancer problems. Learn more at