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Mark Your Calendars for BMHs Brake for Breakfast: Wednesday, October 5th


September 13, 2016 -- In a few weeks, it will be October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Millions of families are impacted every year by breast cancer, and our annual Brake for Breakfast event serves as an important reminder of women’s health and cancer screenings. At Bingham Memorial Hospital, we’re always dedicated to making sure women of all ages have the most up-to-date healthcare information to stay as healthy as possible throughout their lives.

As such, we’re honored to be joining with other area hospitals to host our annual Brake for Breakfast event: Wednesday, October 5th from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.

This annual event draws thousands of women from across eastern Idaho. 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—98 Poplar Street, Blackfoot—and pick-up a free breakfast, a variety of women’s health information, and complimentary pink gifts.

As you or your friends and family participate in the popular and educational Brake for Breakfast, there will be three main areas to check out. 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 complimentary pink gifts that will serve as reminders throughout the year of our continued fight against breast cancer.

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

Bingham Memorial’s 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 American Cancer Society encourages women to conduct breast self-examinations beginning in their early 20s. Women should begin receiving yearly mammograms at age 40.

Stay healthy

Eat more fruits, vegetables, and maintain a healthy weight. Also, stop smoking and drinking alcohol, both of which increase the likelihood of breast cancer.

Relax

Spend time with family, meditate, do yoga, find a new hobby, or anything else that will help to reduce the stress in your life.

If you are in Blackfoot or will be driving by, please take a minute to come and join us as we celebrate good health and prevention on October 5th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. And please make sure to tell your family and friends about this event as well. You never know, this breakfast could save a life.

If we can provide you with any additional information about our Brake for Breakfast event, or to schedule a mammogram or an appointment with one of caring and compassionate Ob-Gyns at the Bingham Memorial Women’s Center, please call (208) 785-4100.