Atkinson Floral owner, Curie Mincer donated fifty percent of her October pink rose sales to West Holt Medical Services Foundation.
The donation will be used towards the mammography program at West Holt Medical Services.
“I wanted to give back to the hospital because I know it will be used to directly help patients," Mincer shared. "Breast cancer prevention is very close to my heart because two of my aunts have battled this disease."
With a family history of breast cancer Mincer believes, “it is very important for women to get regular mammograms to show your daughters how important it is to take care of yourself. This is the greatest gift women can give to their families.”
According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Every year, about 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are reported nationwide and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.
West Holt Medical Services is committed to the fight against breast cancer by providing state-of-the-art digital mammography to identify breast disease early and accurately. Mammograms are digital x-rays of the breast, and are the single most effective way of determining breast cancer. Having regular mammograms will not reduce a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer, but will detect cancer earlier, reducing her risk of dying from cancer.
Radiology Director, Mari Osborne recommends “women should perform monthly self-exams and have a mammogram as recommended by her medical provider.”
West Holt Medical Services is a certified Pink Ribbon Facility. This designation is awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities and is provided by Hologic, the makers of the digital mammography equipment located at West Holt Medical Services.
Through donations West Holt Medical Services Foundation is able to continue fulfilling its mission to obtain, invest, and distribute funds which will help advance and improve the quality of care in North Central Nebraska provided by West Holt Medical Services.
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