RMC Hosts Cancer Awareness Events During October

Anniston, AL (October 4, 2015) – In recognition of October’s designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to host a awareness and early detection connection events on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH to recognize and honor breast cancer survivors and promote early detection and breast cancer awareness.

WHEN: Friday, October 9th @ 6:30 am to 8:30 am
Local residents are invited to RMC’s first annual “Brake for Breakfast” early detection connection event on Friday, October 9 from 6:30 am to 8:30 am. Local residents are invited to make 3 important stops as they ‘Brake for Breakfast’ with RMC staff, physicians, breast cancer survivors and receive a FREE healthy breakfast, gift and important information on early detection capabilities available at RMC.

This event is geared for on-the-go women—because they always put others needs, health and well being first and never take time for themselves— and will be set-up like a “drive-thru”. It’s a chance for busy professionals and moms to focus on their health and wellness and to celebrate the courage of our survivors and supporters.

1st Stop: STRENGTH- driver will receive a FREE healthy breakfast
2nd Stop: HOPE- Volunteers will provide drivers with prevention/early detection information from RMC and information from the American Cancer Society.
3rd Stop: COURAGE- final stop honors courage and guests will receive a special thank you from Regional Medical Center and breast cancer survivors

WHEN: Friday, October 9th @ 9 am- PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
In addition, at 9 am on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH RMC will host a ‘Pink-Out Photo’ for hospital staff and a check presentation to the American Cancer Society’s for more than $30,000 raised this year during RMC’s annual fundraising activity for Relay for Life. Laura McWilliams, area representative for the American Cancer Society will be on hand along with RMC executives for the RMC “Pink-Out” Check Presentation and for the photo opportunity.

WHERE: The Tyler Center, located at 731 Leighton Ave, Anniston

WHY: “It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will receive a cancer diagnosis in her lifetime,” said Michael Jones, M.D. RMC Radiologist. “RMC performs more than 5,000 mammograms annually. We are committed to educating and informing women about the importance of early detections, annual mammograms and conducting monthly breast self-exams so that survival rates for a breast cancer diagnosis improve each year.”


REGISTER: For more information, visit rmccares.org/brakeforbreakfast or register on RMC’s ‘Brake for Breakfast’ facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1466248700350278/.

Media (Editor’s) Alert:
We invite you to be on hand for both events including “Pink Out Photo” check presentation at 9 am. If you are interested in interviewing breast cancer survivors who plan to attend the ‘Brake for Breakfast’, please contact Kate Van Meter via cell at 256-499-4429 or email at KVanMeter@rmccares.org

About Regional Medical Center
With 338 inpatient beds at Regional Medical Center (RMC) Anniston, 89 beds at RMC Jacksonville, and numerous outpatient facilities and services, RMC is the provider of choice for over 13,500 inpatients, 57,000 outpatients, 1,380 newborn deliveries and 42,000 emergency room visits each year. Services include cardiovascular, oncology, orthopedic and women’s/ children’s, as well as most major specialties for the right care close to home. More than 1,600 employees, 300 volunteers and 200 physicians in a full range of specialties provide state-of-the-art healthcare with integrity, skill and compassion. RMC is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, is an affiliate in the UAB Cancer Care Network, is recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama as a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement®, and is the only Baby-Friendly birthing facility in Alabama. For more information, visit www.RMCcares.org.