Mission Regional Medical Center Hosting First Annual Walk for Breast Cancer

September 17, 2009

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the First Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk kicks off October 17, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

The 5 K Walk/Run represents the first such event in Hidalgo County that advances the importance of awareness and early detection of breast cancer, while raising vital funds for education and the treatment of breast cancer.

“Hosting this Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness represents a community project that has been long overdue. Members of the community indeed our own medical staff asked time and time again when we would do a walk for the women in our lives. So this is the year,” said Lori Garza, Breast Care Center.

The theme for this year's walk is “Mission Pink" with proceeds going to the Breast Care Care Center at Mission Regional Medical Center and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

An estimated one out of every eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute.

To register, sponsor a team or donate, please call Mission Regional Medical Center at (956) 323-1150.

The Breast Care Center at Mission Regional Medical Center encourages you to obtain screening mammograms recommended for your age group, monthly self-breast exams, and annual physician exams to maintain proper breast health.