Second Prize - Wayne Memorial Hospital, Jesup, Georgia

Wayne Memorial Hospital kicked off its month of activities with a health fair for the residents of Jesup, Georgia. A breast cancer awareness booth at the fair featured gifts from Positive Promotions. Every Tuesday during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hospital staff and breast cancer survivors dressed in pink, handed out treats, and talked to women about the importance of breast exams and mammograms. On the last Tuesday, staff dressed in Halloween costumes to Scare Away Breast Cancer. The hospital scheduled mammograms until 8:00 pm three nights a week to make it more convenient for working women. To raise money for breast cancer research, Wayne Memorial set up the Tree Of Hope. People bought ribbons to hang on the tree in honor of someone who has fought breast cancer. The Baking For A Cure bake sale also raised funds. Members of every department in the hospital put on pink gloves and participated in a Dancing For A Cure video. The video was played in the lobby, posted on the Internet, and aired on local TV stations.

2 comments:

Good Days said...

Love the event!!!!! Sounds awesome! My organization, Good Days from Chronic Disease Fund, offers financial assistance to chronic disease sufferers, including those with breast cancer, that cannot afford the medication they desperately need. To find out more about our organization, or to get involved, visit our website! http://www.gooddaysfromcdf.org

about breast cancer said...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this month, gain some knowledge of your own family history. Women need to be aware of how to take good care of themselves. Widely understood risk factors play a role, including the genetic makeup and whether or not we’ve had kids or we breastfeed. Don’t ignore simple symptoms, have a breast and ovarian cancer screening to prevent this disease from happening.