Brake for Breakfast at RMC
Reginal Medical Center hosts a cancer awareness and early detection event in recognition of October’s designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. RMC recognized and honored breast cancer survivors with their first annual Brake for Breakfast connection event. The breakfast event was set up like a drive-thru and included 3 important stops. The first stop’s theme was strength, and gave each driver a free healthy breakfast. The second stop’s theme was hope, and volunteers provided American Cancer Society prevention and early detection information. And the third stop was courage. At that stop guests received a special thank you from RMC and breast cancer survivors. Cindy the Pink Fire Truck was in attendance for all patients and survivors to sign and local breast cancer support organization Steel Magnolias volunteered their time. In addition, RMC presented 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. RMC CEO Louis Bass says the entire event has been employee driven. According to RMC officials, it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will receive a cancer diagnosis in her lifetime. RMC performs more than 5,000 mammograms annually.