Health centers team up to win money for breast cancer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Byron Health Center and the Breast Diagnostic Center are teaming up for a chance to win 15,000 to help fight breast cancer.

If they win the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition, the centers plan to use the money to fund Francine’s Friends mobile mammograms. For them to win, however, they need votes.

To see and vote for the video, visit: www.pinkglovedance.com and search for Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center.

“I think people sometimes fear screenings of oh my gosh what if I have cancer,” said Byron Health Center CEO Deb Lambert. “But, truly when I say early detection is the best prevention I mean honestly it’s a very survivable cancer. I know many people have lost that battle with it and I feel for that but, I also know that, if we get them in early enough it’s a very very treatable cancer and so more than anything that was the message of the video.”

As of Thursday afternoon, the Byron Health Center & Breast Diagnostic Center video was in second place in its category – about 300 votes behind the video in first place. Voting ends September 23.

Watch the video here and don’t forget to vote at www.pinkglovedance.com.

About Francine’s Friends mobile mammography
Francine’s Friends mobile mammography is a non-profit organization with a vision to increase cancer screenings in Northeast Indiana by providing a highly accessible and visible community resource and a mission to make early detection of breast cancer available to every woman in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area regardless of her ability to
pay. The purpose of Francine’s Friends is to provide mobile mammography screening and follow-up services to every woman who might otherwise not have access. Several goals include taking mammography screening to areas where women have difficulty accessing healthcare, increasing the number of screening mammograms by being a highly accessible and visible community resource and reducing breast cancer deaths through early detection. 

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