Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Did you know every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US?

It's extremely important to realize the signs of breast cancer in order to catch it early.

Pinky Promise to get screened for breast cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are lots of events taking place around Bastrop County to raise awareness. Join us at any of these events and be sure to wear pink all month long!

Learn more about the Pinky Promise campaign:

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Ascension Seton Bastrop and Ascension Seton Smithville are hosting mammography events on the following days -- the intent of these events is to share additional Breast Cancer Awareness materials with mammography patients scheduled in the below timeframes.

As of this morning there are still a few available appointments on event days:

  • October 6th 1p-8p (last appointment 7:20p) @ Ascension Seton Bastrop

  • October 7th 1p-8p (last appointment 7:20p) @ Ascension Seton Smithville

The Parobek Wave

Wednesday, October 20

Join Parobek Plumbing for an awareness wave. Join them on the bridge in Bastrop to wave at passersby or drive by and honk a hello!

Be sure to wear your pink!

Bastrop High School Pink Out Football Game

Friday, October 8 at 7 pm

Cheer on the Bastrop Bears in your pink as they take on Brenham.

Smithville High School Pink Out Football Game

Friday, October 15 at 7:30 pm

Cheer on the Smithville Tigers in your pink as they take on Gonzales.

The Big Pink Bus at Lost Pines Toyota

The Big Pink Bus is back and bringing free breast cancer screenings to eligible Bastrop County residents. You must pre-register for a screening. Spots open for mammograms on the Big Pink Bus on November 11. English Flyer | Spanish Flyer

Smithville Mayoral Proclamation

Monday, October 18

Smithville Mayor Joanna Morgan will give a proclamation in support of the Smithville Cheerleaders' Pink Out event at the city council meeting.

The Pink and Blue Affair

Saturday, October 23 from 8:30 am - 2 pm

Elgin Recreation Center

Join us for a community fair raising awareness of Breast and Prostate Cancers, as well as free screenings with the Big Pink Bus. If you or someone you know would like to get a free screening, you must register in advance, so please email

Join us for panel discussions, COVID testing and vaccinations, and resources from community health partners.