WILMINGTON — CMH Regional Health System is hosting its 11th annual Brake for Breakfast at Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center 6:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. The breast cancer awareness event is CMH’s biggest annual event, with last year’s event setting a record with over 1,200 attendees.
Lance Beus, CMH CEO, emphasized why this event is such a critical part of the hospital’s outreach each year.
“Breast cancer is our most treated cancer at Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center, so this event — and its message of early detection — is critically important,” Beus said. “We know that early detection saves lives, and it’s our mission to help as many women as possible discover breast cancer as early as possible.
“That’s why we’re so passionate about this event — if we can reach even one woman who needs that mammogram, it’s worth it. This is the 11th year that CMH has hosted this event, and in those years, we’ve reached thousands of women – that means something.”
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 and others. Every bag will have information on mammography, treatment, cancer screening resources, and more from the American Cancer Society.
CMH’s affiliation with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (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 physician Dr. Mark Collins, Director of Medical Oncology, sees 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.
“We treat so many of our community members fighting breast cancer, and it’s a cause so close to our hearts,” said Collins. “If we can catch breast cancer in its earliest stages, we can drastically improve treatment outcomes.
“This will be my fourth 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 this 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.