“Brake for Breakfast” to raise breast cancer awareness

PIQUA — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Premier Health/Upper Valley Medical Center will hold a “Brake for Breakfast” event from 6-10 a.m. Sept. 30 at the UVMC Outpatient Care Center/North, 280 N. Looney Road, Piqua.

During the morning commute, motorists can drive through and pick up a free breakfast and helpful breast health information, while supplies last.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 40,000 women die annually from breast cancer. A woman’s chances for survival are good if detected early.

The goal of “Brake for Breakfast” is to encourage more women 40 and older to get an annual mammogram and tell their mothers, sisters and daughters to do the same. This event is a fun way to show women that taking care of their health should be part of their daily routine. Commuters don’t have to leave their cars to participate.

Premier Health offers medical imaging services at 11 locations throughout the region. Additional services such as 3D mammography, breast-specific MRI, PET/CT scans, ultrasound exams (including automated whole breast ultrasound), and image-guided biopsies performed with stereotactic technology, MRI and ultrasound, are also available.

For women with a personal or family history of breast cancer, high risk breast centers with specialized nurses, genetic counselors and other breast health experts can help develop a personalized plan to meet each woman’s unique needs. Premier Health also has a mobile mammography coach to provide mammograms on-the-go for busy women in southwest Ohio.

In addition to receiving a free bagged breakfast, motorists will also have the opportunity to register to win prizes. Plus, the MIX107.7 Morning Show will be on hand to greet motorists and provide helpful information about breast cancer awareness to their many listeners.

For more information about Brake for Breakfast, visit premierhealth.com/b4b.