The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Raises Breast Cancer Awareness During Morning Commute at Fourth Annual "Brake for Breakfast," a Free Event

(CINCINNATI; September X, 2015) – The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health marks October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging women to get mammograms at the fun and convenient drive-up “Brake for Breakfast” event on Tuesday, October 6. The Fourth Annual “Brake for Breakfast” event is free and takes place from 6:30-8:30 a.m. across the street from The Jewish Hospital at 4700 E. Galbraith Road near the Kenwood Road intersection. Just look for the signs and you’ll know you’ve found “Brake for Breakfast,” which is brought to you by The Jewish Hospital’s Women’s Center.

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 bottled water, fruit and a 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 mobile tomography unit, which provides 3D mammograms, 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 Women’s Center, 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.

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 e-Mercy.com or call 513-686-3300.