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Hospital hosts breast cancer event
by Joseph Miller
Oct 10, 2013 | 7 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) collaboration, the Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) will host their annual Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon on Friday.

MRHC is part of the nation wide effort to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and to provide greater access to services.

The Magnolia Foundation and the MRHC partner each year to offer the only breast cancer awareness program in their primary and secondary service areas that focus toward women 35 years of age and older, women financially unable to afford a mammogram at regular rates and women of ethnic minorities. The program consists of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon and also reduced rate digital mammograms during the month of October.

The luncheon will be held from noon until 1 p.m. today at the Crossroads Arena Convention Room with the event being provided by the Magnolia Foundation as a community educational offering.

This informative seminar luncheon will consists of a guest speaker, educational literature, great food and prizes.

“We should have about 150 attendees at this event, said Executive Assistant to CEO and Magnolia Foundation Executive Director, Tracey Moore. “Dr. Quinisha Logan is our guest speaker and we are very happy to have her come and speak.”

Moore said members of the community can attend the Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon free of charge to learn about the early signs of breast cancer, the importance of annual mammograms and also avenues for support for breast cancer patients and their loved ones.

“The presenters at the luncheon each year are members of the MRHC medical staff who discuss the facts about breast cancer in our region and also entertain a questions and answers session for the attendees,” Moore explained. “Seating at our luncheon is limited and we routinely have to close registration early due to being at capacity of attendees. Digital mammograms are offered for $65 during the month October and are performed in the newly constructed Women's Imaging Department at the hospital.”

The Mission of the Magnolia Foundation is to provide charitable support to Magnolia Regional Health Center and similar non-profit organizations in Alcorn County in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Corinth, Alcorn County and the surrounding region and we feel that we are meeting the expectations of our Mission through our efforts to better educate our community in diseases such as breast cancer.
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