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Three North Side IU Health Hospitals to “Turn Pink”  in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Carmel, Ind. — For the fourth consecutive year, Indiana University Health North Hospital will turn its campus pink in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while raising funds for the hospital’s new Philanthropy Breast Care Fund. The public is invited to participate in the effort by making donations to sponsor pink solar lights that will be placed on IU Health North Hospital’s grounds to represent those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.

Solar lights at IU Health North Hospital are $5 each and can be dedicated to honor, remember, or thank a friend or family member who fought breast cancer or helped another through her journey with the disease. All proceeds will go to the hospital’s Philanthropy Breast Care Fund to assist women through their breast cancer treatment.

How Do I Donate a Pink Solar Light?

  • Checks can be made payable to “IU Health North Hospital,” with “Breast Care Fund” in the memo line, and they can be mailed to: Office of Philanthropy, IU Health North Hospital | 11700 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46032.
  • Email name of person(s) you wish to honor to and they will be displayed on a pink ribbon sheet on the first floor Atrium wall of IU Health North Hospital throughout October.

Questions? Contact Tracy Miller, Director, Office of Philanthropy at IU Health North Hospital, at 317.688.5678 or

On Friday, Sept. 27, the pink solar lights will be placed on the grounds of IU Health North Hospital at 116th and North Meridian streets and will remain there through October 31.


In addition to the pink solar lights at IU Health North Hospital, two other north side hospitals are “Turning Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year – IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers and IU Health Tipton Hospital in Tipton. Visitors to all three hospitals may notice such things as pink water running through outdoor fountains, pink mums decorating the landscapes, and pink lights shining the trees. For more information, visit

“So many lives are touched by breast cancer, and by spreading pink elements throughout three hospital’s campuses, we are able to bring greater attention to breast cancer and support those who are fighting it,” said Julia Whiteker, manager of Breast Care at IU Health North Hospital. “At IU Health North Hospital, we hope to receive donations for 1,000 pink solar lights that will help us continue to offer the highest quality care and support to the women we serve everyday.”


The finishing touches of pink will be completed at each hospital’s campus by Monday, Sept. 30. Any media officials interested in taking photos or b-roll of the “pink” campuses, or speaking with hospital executives or members of our Breast Care programs, can contact Melissa Brown at

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