The free event will take place at 12 noon at Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club and will feature a lunch and a presentation about the clinical side of breast cancer. Giveaways will include promotional items and t-shirts.
“The presentation will be offered by Dr. Brandon Skelton, who is one of the radiologists with Magnolia Imaging Associates,” said Tracy Moore, Magnolia Foundation director. “We will also offer testimonials from two breast cancer awareness survivors stating the importance of early detection as well as the options that were available to them for treatment.”
Although the luncheon is free, registration is required due to limited capacity.
Those who would like to attend the free luncheon should register online at mrhc.org.
“It is the mission of the Magnolia Foundation to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities that we serve,” said Moore. “We feel that hosting health educational events such as our Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon each year helps to serve that mission by educating the public about current facts, symptoms and treatments dealing with the health issues of today.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to education, early detection and improvements in treatment.
Through Oct. 31, Magnolia Regional Health Center and Magnolia Foundation will partner to offer reduced rate mammograms for $65.
In addition, MRHC now offers 3D mammography which provides a clearer, more accurate image which leads to earlier detection.
Patients have the opportunity to self-schedule their exam by calling 662-293-1026.