Breast Cancer Survivors Encourage Women to have Mammograms as Part of a Beebe Medical Center Effort
"Volunteer lay health navigators, who are breast cancer survivors, shared their personal experiences with breast cancer during a special Valentine's Day Breast Health Forum at Beebe Medical Center's Creekside Plaza location on Route 26 in Millville.
The women attending the event received no-cost mammograms and clinical breast exams administered by Beebe Medical Center professional staff as part of the Sharing Our Stories, Saving Our Sisters initiative funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. The volunteer lay navigators play an important role in the initiative as they go out into the community to educate women about breast cancer and advocate the importance of screenings and breast examinations.
No-cost mammograms are available to women who qualify through a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate on the second Thursday of every month at the Tunnell Cancer Center in Rehoboth Beach. Call 302-645-3169 for more information or an appointment.
Caption: left to right: Srihari Peri, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist and Medical Director of Tunnell Cancer Center; Phyllis Bailey, lay navigator; Joyce Rickards, lay navigator; Antoinette Wright-Johnson, lay navigator; Polly Pusey, NP, Beebe Medical Center nurse practitioner; Kathy Cook, MSN, RN, Beebe Medical Center Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator; Ann Athas, Sharing Our Stories, Saving Our Sisters events coordinator; Daisey Wright, lay navigator; and Carol Moore, administrative assistant at Tunnell Cancer Center.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org