In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Opelousas General Health System will again “Paint the Town Pink” during the month of October. Along with many events planned for the entire month of October, we are asking our community to help us “Paint The Town Pink” and join us in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing a "Paint The Town Pink" t-shirt or something pink every Friday in October. T-shirts will be available for sale in the OGHS Main Campus lobby beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.while supplies last.  We are also offering t-shirt pre-orders for 15 shirts or more. If you would like to pay by credit card, this form can be printed and faxed to 943-7182 or you can email All other payments must be mailed to 629 East Prudhomme Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 by Friday, September 9, 2016.  Paint the Town Pink t-shirt pre-order form 2016.

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. If you or your business would like support this initiative and become a sponsor, click on the "Paint The Town Pink" sponsorship link for more information.

Event Details

Be part of Paint the Town Pink as a sponsor and help us "Stomp Out Cancer."    2016 Paint the Canvas Pink flyer.

"Paint the Canvas Pink", An easy to follow painting class, is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th.   Join us for this evening of fun and painting!  This event will take place at the Historic Delta Grand Theatre in Opelousas, 120 S. Market St.  Cost is $30.00.  Payment must be made in advance or online at  Call Carol Duplechain at 948-5157 to RSVP.  Seating is limited!  2016 Paint the Canvas Pink flyer.

“Be My Support” Shoe Decorating Contest deadline: Monday, October 3rd at 4:00 p.m. Bra entries can be dropped off at the OGHS Gift Shop at 539 East Prudhomme Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  First place award is $100. First place "People's Choice" award is $75.  Contact person is Carol Duplechain 948-5157.  Bra decorating contest entry form

Indian Hills Country Club Ladies Golf Association Golf Tournament:  This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th.. For more information, contact Cindy Ortego at 337-945-3931.
Pink Bag Luncheon:  Our "Pink Bag Luncheon" is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Evangeline Downs Event Center.  Tickets are $10 each or a table of 8 for $75.  Tickets can be purchased in the OGHS Business Office located at 1114 Prudhomme Circle, Opelousas, La.  Tickets cannot be "held" and must be paid for in advance. 

Paint the Town Pink T-shirt sales: 
T-shirts will be available on Wednesday, September 28th. at the OGHS Main Campus (across from the Lobby Shop).  Sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (while supplies last)  Cost is $5.00 for S-XL and $7.00 for 2XL & 3XL ( CASH ONLY, no checks will be accepted).  Pre-orders of 15 or more are available this year.  Pre-orders must be turned in by September 9th.  t-shirt pre-order form.   

Business/School Decorating Contest: Judging of the "Pinkest" Business and School in St. Landry Parish will take place on Friday, October 14th. (Pre Registration is required).  Deadline to register is Friday, October 7th (Pinkest small businesses 25 or less employees & Pinkest large businesses 25 or more employees).     Business/School decorating contest entry form . If you have any questions regarding any of these activities or events, please feel free to contact Carol Duplechain at 948-5157 or email