Mercy Health - Cincinnati Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Encouraging Women to Get Checked at a Host of Special Events

(CINCINNATI; September 30, 2014) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through care network, marks October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging women to get checked.

Mercy Health physicians, staff and volunteers will drive home this message during a series of special events in October, including:

Awareness Lighting Throughout October
Mercy Health facilities will again feature giant pink ribbons that become visible on the buildings as the sun sets and glow throughout the night, spotlighting breast cancer awareness. Mercy Health’s website, e-mercy.com, will go pink for the month and employees will wear pink ribbons throughout October.

Pin Ribbon Lapel Pins Throughout October
Mercy Health will give a pink ribbon lapel pin to all women who have their mammogram during the month of October at a Mercy Health hospital or mobile mammography van (while supplies last).

Healthy Happy Hour, Wednesday, October 1
The West Hospital Women’s Center will offer walk-in mammogram appointments during Healthy Happy Hour, a fun and educational health event for women that features a red wine tasting, light refreshments, mini-manicures, chair massages, reflexology mini-sessions, accessory shopping and light-hearted, information-packed presentations from top women doctors on incontinence, heart disease and mammography.

Mobile Mammography, Friday October 3 and Throughout October
Mercy Health’s Mobile Mammography van will be offering screenings Downtown in Fountain Square at 5th and Vine for the annual Paint the Square Pink event. The vans will travel throughout Greater Cincinnati during the month, bringing convenient screenings to area women. Check http://e-mercy.com/calendar.aspx for dates and call 513-686-3300 or 1-855-PINK123 (1-855-746-5123) to make your appointment.

Screening Mammography, Throughout October
Women can also schedule their screening mammograms at Mercy Health locations including the Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health as well as the following facilities:
• Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital
• Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital
• Mercy Health – Liberty Falls Imaging and Lab Services
• Mercy Health – Milford Imaging
• Mercy Health – West Hospital

Call 513-95-MERCY (956-3729) to make an appointment at all locations except The Jewish Hospital. For The Jewish Hospital, call 513-686-3300.

Brake for Breakfast, Tuesday, October 7
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health hosts the third annual, drive-up “Brake for Breakfast” event from 6:30-8:30 a.m. across the street from the hospital at 4750 E. Galbraith Road near the Kenwood Road intersection. Women attending this free educational event will receive a free breakfast to go and valuable health information from Mercy Health associates and volunteers. Women can meet Rosie Red during “Brake for Breakfast.”

Mercy Health Goes Pink! Friday, October 24
All of Mercy Health will “go pink” on the 24th, with employees throughout the system wearing pink t-shirts sporting the “Get Checked!” message that day.

Forever Pink: A Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration, Tuesday, November 4
Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital will hold its annual breast cancer survivor reception at the Anderson Center, located at 7850 Five Mile Road in Anderson, ZIP 45230. This event, hosted by the hospital’s Women’s Center, celebrates those women who received their diagnosis and treatment at Anderson Hospital. The celebration, which takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, will feature hors d'oeuvres, desserts and mini-massages, as well as a presentation from Rita Heikenfeld, an award-winning journalist and certified culinary professional. Guests will enjoy a complimentary beauty treatment courtesy of Eastern Hills Academy of Hair Design and mini manicures and chair massages courtesy of Mercy Health - Anderson HealthPlex. This invitation-only event is for Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital’s breast cancer survivors. For more information, please call 513-624-4953.