Going Pink Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer

May 22, 2019

Triple Crown Concrete, (a division of Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC) and Baptist Health Corbin are partnering to raise awareness for breast cancer and making a splash in the surrounding counties with Triple Crown's newly painted pink trucks.

CORBIN, KENTUCKY (May 22, 2019) – Triple Crown Concrete, (a division of Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC) and Baptist Health Corbin are partnering to raise awareness for breast cancer and making a splash in the surrounding counties with Triple Crown’s newly painted pink trucks. For every yard of concrete delivered by one of their 3 new pink trucks, Triple Crown Concrete is donating a percentage of sales directly to the hospital.  With these proceeds and other fund-raising initiatives, Baptist Health Corbin plans to purchase an additional 3D or tomosynthesis mammography unit, which costs around $500,000.  This unit is typically referred to as a “diagnostic mammogram.” Studies have shown that 3D mammograms reduce the need for additional imaging and increases the number of cancers detected during screening.
When asked why they chose to champion breast cancer awareness initiatives, Mel Howard, General Manager at Triple Crown Concrete, replied “You can’t go very far without seeing someone affected by breast cancer.  It not only affects the person with the cancer but their entire family.  Many of our coworkers and our customers have someone in their life that has been affected by this disease.  Cancer is so wide-spread, and we want to help.  Triple Crown Concrete wants to give back to the many communities it serves.”  Baptist Health Corbin President, Anthony Powers stated, “Cancer is one of those things that we can’t change but we can make a difference in the care that our patients receive.”   Baptist Health Corbin has a dedicated Breast Care Center as well as a leading-edge oncology team.  As soon as you enter the hospital’s doors, you will be surrounded by a dedicated support team that will guide you and comfort you.  The Breast Care Center has a dedicated nurse navigator that is with the patients every step of the way.  Baptist Health Corbin feels that they can provide world class cancer care, right here in southeast Kentucky. 


About Baptist Health Corbin
Baptist Health Corbin is a 273-bed, acute care facility providing a wide variety of healthcare services to the residents of Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell, Clay, McCreary, Harlan and Campbell counties in Kentucky and nearby Jellico, Tennessee.  Part of Louisville, Kentucky-based Baptist Health, the hospital offers 24 points of care in a full continuum from inpatient care to rehab services to behavioral health.  Services include cardiac, orthopedics, pain management, a full range of women’s services, including obstetrics and breast care; wound care, pain management, cancer care, and diabetic treatments. 

Formerly known as the Baptist Regional Medical Center, the hospital includes outpatient diagnostic, home care, occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics, and a fitness center. Baptist Health has a network of healthcare providers for patients in the Southeast Kentucky area – from Baptist Health Medical Group offices, to Baptist Health Urgent Care and Baptist Health Express Care inside Walmart stores.

About Triple Crown Concrete
Triple Crown Concrete is a division of Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC, a Paris, Kentucky based construction materials and asphalt paving company founded in 1942.  Today, Hinkle Contracting Company employs approximately 450 people in Central and Eastern Kentucky.  Triple Crown became part of the Hinkle family of businesses in mid-2017.  Triple Crown has nine ready mix plants and 50 concrete mixer trucks serving their market area in ten counties throughout the state of Kentucky.  For more than 75 years Hinkle Contracting has been putting the customer first and producing a high-quality product using the most up to date and modern equipment.  Hinkle has a history that has built a reputation not just to stand on, but to grow on.  At Hinkle Contracting and Triple Crown Concrete, everything is done with an eye towards building another step toward the future, and we thank our customers for giving us that opportunity.