The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Raises Breast Cancer Awareness During Morning Commute at Third Annual

(CINCINNATI; September 15, 2013) – The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health marks October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month by educating the public and encouraging women to get mammograms with the third annual drive-up “Brake for Breakfast” event on Tuesday, October 7. “Brake for Breakfast” is free and takes place from 6:30-8:30 a.m. across the street from the hospital at 4750 E. Galbraith Road near the Kenwood Road intersection. Just look for the signs and you’ll know you’ve found “Brake for Breakfast.”

People who drive through the event will receive a free breakfast to go and valuable health information from enthusiastic Mercy Health associates and volunteers, including physicians and staff who’ve survived cancer, without ever having to leave their cars.

“This is a chance for people to take a break and put themselves – and their health and well-being – first,” said Elizabeth Weaver, MD, Medical Director of Mammography at The Jewish Hospital Women’s Center. “I encourage everyone to take a convenient break, enjoy breakfast, learn a little something about their health and schedule their annual screening.”

The first stop is about “strength” and it features a free breakfast bagel to fortify visitors.

Stop two focuses on “hope.” Volunteers will provide drivers with brochures from the American Cancer Society, information about Mercy Health’s tomography unit, which provides MRI-like 3D mammograms, details on the Wig Salon at The Jewish Hospital and mammography cards to remind patients how to schedule their annual screening.

The final stop honors “courage” and will feature a special thank you from The Jewish Hospital, which reminds you that courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty. Whether you are a survivor or supporter, you must have courage.

Rosie Red will be on hand to cheer on attendees.

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health designed the event to be convenient, benefit the community and raise awareness about the importance of scheduling an annual mammogram.

For more information, please visit http://e-mercy.com/calendarView.aspx?id=10295&type=13078611479 or call 513-686-3300.