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Brake for Breakfast

September 28, 2016 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are pleased to announce that we will be holding our annual Brake for Breakfast. You are invited to join us next week in front of Bingham Memorial Hospital—98 Poplar St., Blackfoot:

Wednesday, October 5

7 am to 9 am

Women on their way to work, out running errands, or after dropping their kids off at school can brake directly in front of our hospital and pick-up a free breakfast, women’s health information, and pink gifts.

Stop at Breakfast Junction to pick-up a free, pink bag containing healthy breakfast items, a drink, and other goodies. Then, swing by Information Way where our physicians will give attendants information packets with tips to develop an action plan for healthier living and breast cancer awareness information. And, at the final stop, Pink Place, everyone will receive several pink gifts that will serve as reminders of our continued fight against breast cancer.

Our annual Brake for Breakfast event serves as a reminder of the importance mammograms and early screenings. We’re dedicated to making sure women of all ages have the most up-to-date cancer information to stay as healthy as possible. This powerful event also highlights that cancer never sleeps and to honor those who have lost their life to cancer and those who bravely continue on with the fight.

Breast self-exams save thousands of lives each year, and regular screenings—a combination of mammograms, clinical breast exams, and self-exams—can help catch cancer earlier, when it’s easier to treat. In addition to attending Brake for Breakfast, there are many things you can do right now that will help reduce your risk of breast cancer:

Get a Regular Checkup

Our radiology department encourages women to get a mammogram during the month of their birthday. Mammograms and self-breast exams are the key to early detection and an increased chance of survival. The ACS encourage women to conduct self-examinations beginning in their early 20s. Women should begin receiving yearly mammograms at age 40.

Stay Healthy & Relax

Eat more fruits, vegetables, and maintain a healthy weight. Also, stop smoking and drinking alcohol, both of which increase the likelihood of breast cancer. Spend time with family, meditate, do yoga, find a new hobby, or anything else that will help to reduce the stress in your life.

Please join us as we celebrate good health and prevention. Tell your family and friends about this event as well. You never know, this breakfast could save a life.

“Join us as we celebrate good health and prevention next Wed., October 5th from 7 am to 9 am.”