BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) ––– Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) annual ‘Protect Your Pumpkins’ campaign is back, with thousands of pink pumpkins popping up overnight at all three BRG campuses.

The Pink Porcelain Doll pumpkins are free to take and offer a great backdrop for fall photos, but they also serve as an important reminder to get regular screenings for breast cancer. Doctors recommend mammograms, which can often find breast cancer before a lump can be felt.

Pumpkins are available while supplies last. The Protect Your Pumpkins patch is located at the corner of Bluebonnet Blvd. and Picardy Ave., at BRG Mid City, and BRG Ascension hospitals.

You can find more information on the patch and screenings at or by calling (225) 769-1847.