WILMINGTON — CMH Regional Health System is hosting its 10th annual Brake for Breakfast at Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center 6-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. The breast cancer awareness event is CMH’s biggest annual event, with last year’s event setting a record with more than 1,000 attendees.
CMH CEO Greg Nielsen emphasized why this event is such a critical part of the hospital’s outreach each year – and why the 10th anniversary would be something special:
“Breast cancer is our most diagnosed cancer in this community, so this event — and its message of early detection — is critically important,” Nielsen said. “We know that by helping women find cancer earlier, that we can improve their treatment outcomes, and that is why we’re so passionate about this event — if we can reach even one woman who needs that mammogram, it’s worth it. And to think this will be our 10th year hosting this event is incredible – we’ve reached thousands of people in ten years, and we’re not done yet.”
Clinton County high schools are again showing up in big numbers — Wilmington, Blanchester, Clinton-Massie and East Clinton have all stepped up to help pack bags and welcome attendees with cheers and messages of support and encouragement.
Breakfast this year will be a Panera “Pink Ribbon” bagel and fresh fruit. Attendees can expect a to-go breakfast as well as giveaways from CMH, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), and Riverside Radiology.
Every bag will have information on mammography, treatment, cancer screening resources, and more from The American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and CMH.
CMH’s affiliation with the OSUCCC – James through The James Cancer Network means that CMH patients have access to clinical trials, the OSUCCC – James’ existing treatment plans, and National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network (NCCN)-derived guidelines for the delivery of chemotherapy. OSUCCC – James physicians, including Dr. Mark Collins (Director of Medical Oncology), see patients full-time at Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center.
Dr. Collins has served as Director of Medical Oncology at the Cancer Center since July 2015, and is looking forward to taking part in this year’s event.
“Early detection is critical to increasing your chances of survival,” he said. “If we can catch it early, we can drastically improve treatment outcomes. This will be my third year at Brake for Breakfast, and I can’t wait – it’s an incredible experience, seeing all of those from the community who believe in spreading this message, and I’m proud and excited to be involved again year.”
Brake for Breakfast will take place at Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center at 31 Farquhar Ave., Wilmington. Attendees are asked to enter through the parking lot on West Locust Street and exit on Farquhar Avenue.
More information about this year’s Brake for Breakfast is available on the CMH Regional Health System Facebook page or by calling the cancer center at 937-283-2273.
For help in scheduling a screening mammogram, please contact your primary care provider or call 937-382-9595.