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CCMH Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness

November 09, 2018

CCMH COO Tim Braun presenting Dee Ferguson of HELP Services the hospital's donation for the luminaries.

Throughout the month of October, Carroll County Memorial Hospital takes part in Breast Cancer Awareness. From discounted mammograms, to luminaries for a free-will donation, to a fun and educational ladies night event, CCMH shows its support in many ways. 

On Thursday, October 18, CCMH held its third annual Treasure Your Chest event. Nearly 30 health education, direct sales and drink vendors participated in this year’s event. Festivities included discounted services, shopping, prizes, refreshments and health education.

“As a first time attendee who had the pleasure of speaking with a number of women, it was truly inspiring to see so many women ask questions and take charge of their breast health,” said Amy Patel, MD, Breast Radiologist and Medical Director of the Women’s Imaging Center at Liberty Hospital. “The women of the area know that prevention is better than cure, and I look forward to working together to improve breast health. Events such as these are the first step to long-lasting, collaborative relationships that save lives.”

The Treasure Your Chest committee offered breast cancer luminaries to community members for a free-will donation. Donors could choose to make one in memory or honor of a loved one who fought the disease. The luminaries were displayed in the hallway connecting the main hospital building to the medical plaza during the month of October. Over $150 was donated to HELP Services in Carrollton.

“As we wrapped up the end of October and sent out the final results, we realized we had just completed our second highest volume October since I became our mammography supervisor in 2009,” said Christina Acord, CCMH Mammography Supervisor. “We had an excellent turn-out at the event, and patients, vendors, CCMH providers, and even our radiologist, are already looking forward to next year.”

Next year’s event will be held earlier in the month on Thursday, October 3, 2019.