On Friday, Oct. 1, the annual kick-off for Breast Cancer Awareness month, “McBreak for Breakfast,” was held at the Adena Fayette Medical Center as a partnership between the Adena Fayette Foundation and McDonald’s of Fayette County.
It began at 7 a.m. at the Adena Fayette Medical Center, located at 1430 Columbus Ave. in Washington Court House. Included at no cost were a bagged breakfast and educational materials on breast cancer.
The partnership, as previously reported, has lasted for six years along with the assistance of Miami Trace/Great Oaks FFA and the Washington Court House City Schools’ cheerleaders.
The event doubled as a way to raise funds for the Partners in Pink Fund.
The Partners in Pink fund provides free diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for qualifying participants, while the program also offers free support services including wigs, head coverings, yoga, massage, microblading and medication for all Fayette County breast cancer patients and qualifying survivors.
Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer diagnosed in the Cancer Care Clinic at Adena Fayette Medical Center. Since its inception, the Partners in Pink program has provided more than 400 diagnostic exams and support services to Fayette County women.
In order to qualify for a free mammogram, patients must not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months and should meet income guidelines of the program. To learn more, please call the Adena Fayette Medical Center scheduling office at 740-333-2743. For more information on the other support services, contact the Adena Fayette Foundation office at 740-333-2710.
A special note from the Record-Herald: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Would you like to share your survivor story or how breast cancer affected your life and/or family? If so, please contact Jennifer Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Carter at email@example.com