‘Brake for Breakfast’ at Good Samaritan North Health Center Encourages Women to Get Mammograms
Program by Good Samaritan Hospital-Dayton Provides Free Breakfast to Commuters for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
DAYTON, OHIO, September 27, 2012 – Good Samaritan North Health Center and the Samaritan Breast Center are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encouraging women to get mammograms with “Brake for Breakfast” on October 11. 2012 from 6:00-10:00 am.
During the morning commute, Samaritan Breast Center will be offering free breakfast while supplies last to motorists who drive into the parking lot next to Good Samaritan North Health Center in Englewood (8900 N. Main St.). A team of volunteers will be on hand to pass out goodies and a free breakfast to go—you don’t have to leave your car to participate.
“Our goal is to encourage more women 40 and older to get an annual mammogram and tell their mothers, sisters and daughters to do the same,” said Dr. Thomas Heck, co-medical director of the Samaritan Breast Center. “We see this event as a fun way to show women that taking care of their health should be part of their daily routine. This event is easy in that commuters don’t have to leave their cars to participate.”
In addition to a free breakfast and valuable information about breast health, the Samaritan Breast Center will also be providing prizes throughout the event, including a gift certificate for a massage, handy first aid kits, lighted compact mirrors and sewing kits. The event is completely free, however, donations will be accepted to support the Good Samaritan Breast Cancer Support Group.
Staffed with caring professionals, the Samaritan Breast Center is an outpatient center that offers complete services for breast health. The staff works closely with the staff at the Samaritan Cancer Center and the staff at the Samaritan Outpatient Surgery Center. All three centers are in the same building, providing convenient scheduling and continuity of care for Dayton patients.
The Samaritan Breast Center imaging services include digital mammography, breast-specific MRI, PET/CT scans, ultrasound exams, and image guided biopsies.
The Samaritan Breast Center at Good Samaritan North Health Center was the first in the nation to be Gold Seal certified for Breast Cancer Care by The Joint Commission, the first in the area to develop a separate program specifically designed for high-risk women and is the only hospital in the area to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
The MIX107.7 Morning Show will be on-hand to greet motorist and provide helpful information about breast cancer awareness to their many listeners.