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Paint the Town Pink

Opelousas General Health System will “Paint the Town Pink” during the month of October to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness.

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"True Heroes Fight Breast Cancer"

In 2008, Opelousas General Health System started the "Paint The Town Pink" initiative, a program promoting Breast Cancer Awareness, breast cancer education and free mammograms for eligible men and women in our community.

Below are the activities planned for this year's program. Click here if you or your business would like to learn more about supporting this initiative and becoming a sponsor.

WOpelousas Team Dressed in Pinkhy do we paint the town PINK in our community?

St. Landry Parish is above the national average for mammography screenings due to availability and access to annual screenings and testing provided by Paint the Town Pink!

That's why we can make a difference!

  • In Louisiana, it is predicted that there will be 3,770 new invasive female breast cancer cases in 2019.
  • In the US, it is predicted that there will be 268,600 new invasive breast cancer cases diagnosed in 2019.
  • In a 5 year period, 22% of the patients diagnosed with cancer at OGHS were breast cancer patients.

Paint the Town Pink Offers Free Mammograms

Qualifications for Free Mammogram

Opelousas General Health SysteOpelousas General Health System Teamm is offering free mammograms through our "Paint the Town Pink" initiative, to men and women in our community who meet specific qualifications.
Services can be performed at either Opelousas General Health System or at OGH Imaging Center in Sunset, La.
Screening mammograms are approved on a first come, first serve basis.

You must meet at least 3 of the 5 eligibility requirements

  • Strong family history of breast cancer (mother, sister, daughter, grandmother)
  • Between the ages of 40-64
  • No insurance or underinsured (insurance that does not cover preventative care)
  • Existing health issues related to breast health
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines based on the size of your family

Income guidelines are based on 250% of the national poverty guidelines as published in the Federal Register. The guidelines listed below are based on the 2019 poverty guidelines.

You should make less than the annual or monthly income that is listed next to the size of your family.

Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income
1 $31,225 2,602
2 $42,275 $3,523
3 $53,325 $4,444
4 $64,375 $5,365
5 $75,425 $6,285
6 $86,475 $7,206
7 $97,525 $8,127
8 $108,575 $9,048

*For families of more than 8 members, add $4,320 for each additional member. If you meet 3 of the 5 requirements - Please call 407-4432

***You must have your own doctor’s order – Fax Number: 943-7104

"Paint the Town Pink" in an initiative of Opelousas General Health System to provide education and free mammograms to qualified individuals in our community.

For more information about the 2020 Paint the Town Pink, call Foundation Director, Tracey Antee at (337) 678-4266 or email at

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