PIQUA — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Premier Health hospitals will host Brake for Breakfast events throughout October. During the morning commute, motorists can drive through and pick up a free Panera Bread breakfast and helpful breast health information while supplies last.
Upper Valley Medical Center’s Brake for Breakfast event will be Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 10 a.m., at UVMC’s Outpatient Care Center/North, 280 N. Looney Road, Piqua.
The goal of Brake for Breakfast is to encourage more women 40 and older to get an annual mammogram and tell their mothers, sisters and daughters to do the same. This event is a way to show women that taking care of their health should be part of their daily routine.
Commuters don’t have to leave their cars to participate. In addition to receiving a free bagged breakfast, motorists will also have the opportunity to register to win prizes. The MIX107.7 or Q102 Morning Show will be on hand to greet motorists and provide helpful information about breast cancer awareness to their many listeners.
According to the National Cancer Institute, over 40,000 women die annually from breast cancer. A woman’s chances for survival are good if detected early.
Premier Health offers breast imaging services at 10 locations throughout the region. Additional services such as 3D mammography, breast-specific MRI, PET/CT scans, ultrasound exams (including automated whole breast ultrasound), and image-guided biopsies performed with stereotactic technology, MRI and ultrasound, are also available. For women with a personal or family history of breast cancer, Premier Health offers high risk breast centers with specialized nurses, genetic counselors and other breast health experts to develop a personalized plan to meet each woman’s unique needs. Premier Health also has a mobile mammography coach to provide mammograms on-the-go for busy women in southwest Ohio.
For comprehensive information about Premier Health Brake for Breakfast events, log on to premierhealth.com/b4b.