In recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) and the local McDonald’s locations are once again partnering on two important campaigns.
The first partnership is the “Happy Meals that Help” campaign on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18. With the purchase of any Happy Meal, McDonald’s will donate $1 to the FCMH Foundation, which functions as the fundraising arm of the hospital in support of its mission and charitable purposes. Participating McDonald’s locations include 280 S. Elm St. and 1401 Leesburg Ave. in Washington C.H., and 12518 Old U.S. Route 35 Northwest in Jeffersonville.
“We’re very appreciative of the funds we’ll receive from the Happy Meals that Help. Most recently our capital campaign has been used to fund the digital mammography unit as well as the Women’s Wellness Center,” said Chelsie Hornsby, FCMH Director of Marketing and Foundation. “So moving forward, we have our Partners in Pink program that helps women who are under-insured or uninsured to receive a mammogram or diagnostic, and even transportation if they need it.”
The Wellness Center’s mission is to elevate the wellness of the women in our community by providing individually focused optimal care, education and support. The vision is to provide leadership in women’s health needs by offering compassionate, coordinated, premier medical care, to foster hope, healing and recovery.
The center, which has been under construction since this summer, is located in the FCMH Medical Arts Building 2 in Suite 110. All are welcome to an open house that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The second campaign organized by McDonald’s and FCMH is the “McBreak for Breakfast” on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., while supplies last. This drive-thru event will be held at FCMH, under the awning of the main entrance at 1430 Columbus Ave. in Washington C.H.
Participants will receive a free pink-bagged breakfast, a gift, and information about breast cancer awareness. Donations to the FCMH Foundation will be gladly accepted. For more information, call 740-333-2710.
“We’re so happy to be a part of this,” said Nick Epifano, owner/operator of McDonald’s of Fayette County. “If we can help save one person’s life through this, what a blessing that would be. Having a mother who had breast cancer, I know the importance of awareness and early detection. I think it’s fantastic that we can get together and help bring awareness to the community, get information out about the new Women’s Center, and just really talk about the hospital. We’re looking forward to being a part of this.”
Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica.