It’s after Labor Day, so white is out – but pink is the “go-to” color for a bevy of events organized to benefit Project Mammogram, which offers free mammograms and diagnostic services to area residents without insurance who qualify.

Here is the line-up:

- Sept. 20, the second annual Play for the Pink golf tournament will be held at Oakhurst Golf Club.

- Oct. 18, the 12th annual In the Pink of Health luncheon will be held at the Houston Airport Marriott.

- Oct. 25, the third annual Pink Out football game will be played between friendly rivals Atascocita and Summer Creek high schools.

– Pink is the color – for lunch, golf and football –

The beneficiary of these fun events is Project Mammogram, a community program sponsored by the Northeast Hospital Foundation and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital which provides free mammograms and breast ultrasounds to qualifying area women and men without insurance.

“In the last 18 years, more than 150 women in our community with no health insurance were diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, thanks to Project Mammogram,” said Cynthia Calvert and Tom Broad, In the Pink of Health co-chairs. “That’s why we ask you to golf with us, lunch with us and enjoy a terrific high school football game.”

Play for the Pink on Sept. 20 begins at the picturesque Oakhurst Golf Club with a 10 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start and a 5 p.m. awards dinner. New this year is Putt for the Pink, an opportunity at 4 p.m. for spouses who aren’t so great at golf to enjoy light bites, wine, spirits and shopping while they learn a thing or two about golf on the putting course and then join the golfers for dinner.

In the Pink of Health luncheon on Oct. 18 at the Houston Airport Marriott opens at 10:30 a.m. with a complimentary champagne reception, raffles, bid board items and a shopping boutique. Julie Morales, AT&T Sports Net reporter ,will once again emcee the luncheon and cancer survivor Natalie Gaskamp, a Lake Houston resident, will share her inspiring story.

During the luncheon, the 2019 Lights of Pink will be announced. Five individuals or businesses nominated by the Lake Houston community will be honored for their dedication, impact and contributions in the fight against cancer. The categories are corporate and small-business impact, philanthropy, volunteer and volunteer organization, caregiver and professional caregiver.

Pink Out on Oct. 25 brings the students and faculty of Atascocita and Summer Creek high schools and local businesses together for a friendly game of football at the Summer Creek stadium.

Local businesses can also participate by becoming a Partner in Pink. The Northeast Hospital Foundation created the program to partner with businesses, organizations and individuals interested in broadening their brand awareness by supporting Project Mammogram. Local restaurants, retailers and businesses can become a Partner in Pink by donating a portion of their proceeds from a pink drink, special dessert, weekend sale, bake sale or special event, for example.

“Join me for golf, a terrific lunch and inspiring speaker, and a fun high school football game,” said Tim Baker, Northeast Hospital Foundation president. “It’s important to remember that every dime you donate stays right here in Lake Houston. That means we can continue to provide ‘peace of mind’ for so many uninsured and vulnerable fellow residents.”

For more information about qualifying for a free mammogram, call 281-540-6443.

To participate in one or all of the In the Pink of Health events, the luncheon, Partners in Pink golf tournament, the Pink Out game or to become a Partner in Pink, visit northeasthospitalfoundation.org or call 713-397-3093.

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