UPMC Horizon Plans Breast Cancer Awareness Month Activities
MERCER COUNTY AREA, September 20, 2012– October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and UPMC Horizon has filled its schedule with screenings, fundraisers, and community activities to mark the occasion.
- Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, every woman who has a mammogram at the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon in Hermitage will receive a gourmet cupcake as part of “Cupcakes for a Cause.” Womancare Center staff members will match each cupcake with a monetary donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition, Breast Cancer Awareness Month chocolate covered pretzels from Daffin’s will be on sale at the Womancare Center for the entire month, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
- On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Womancare Center, in partnership with Family Planning Services of Mercer County, will offer free mammograms to women who qualify. Women between the ages of 40 and 64 who are uninsured or underinsured are eligible after undergoing a free pelvic and breast examination and PAP test at a Mercer County Family Planning location. After the examination, women will receive a voucher for a mammogram. The initiative is funded through the Healthy Women Program. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Family Planning Services of Mercer County at 724-981-6250 for the Sharon office or 724-588-2272 for the Greenville office.
- Kim Leonard, director of Northern Region Women’s Health for UPMC Passavant, Northwest, and Horizon, will speak about breast cancer awareness at Riverview Manor, Sharon, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.
- Maryann Payne, MD, medical director of the Magee Comprehensive Breast Center at UPMC Horizon, will present “The Real Facts About Breast Care” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Whispering Oaks, Hermitage. The presentation is open to the public.
UPMC Horizon will also be represented at the Shenango Valley YMCA Health Fair Monday, Oct. 8, where free bone density heel screenings and breast cancer awareness information will be available, at the Views and Voices Women’s Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Shenango Valley Mall, and at the fifth annual Sip for a Cure at Something’s Brewin’, also at the mall, on Friday, Oct. 19.
For more information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities and women’s health services at UPMC Horizon, call the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon at 724-347-7700.