SVMC plans multiple events in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 28, 2018
October is a busy month here at Star Valley Medical Center as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is our goal to bring breast cancer to the forefront of your thoughts to encourage women and men to be diligent in performing monthly sef-breast exams and scheduling yearly mammograms.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter what race or ethnicity; in fact 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. While this statistic is smaller in men (1 in 1,000) it is becoming more common to see breast cancer diagnosis in men as well.
Early detection is the best prevention for breast cancer. Regular screenings, both breast exams and mammograms can help catch cancer earlier when it's easier to treat.
With this goal in mind, Star Valley Medical Center has events planned throughout the month to keep Breast Cancer Awareness in focus.
Brake for Breakfast October 3rd 7 am - 9 am (or while supplies last)
SVMC will once again hold our annual Brake for Breakfast event at 4 locations throughout Lincoln County. Conveintly located to serve the community as they are on their way to work, school, and errands, we will be handing out breakfast, bresat cancer information, and a gift as you drive through - no getting out of your car necessary.
- Alpine - Across from the Alpine Clinic, just off Highway 89
- Thayne - In front of the Thayne Clinic on Petersen Parkway
- Afton - In front of the Medical Center on Doc Perkes Lane
- Cokeville - Cokeville Clinic Parking Lot
Paint Night Fundraiser October 11th 6:30 pm
Thayne Community Center
This event is sold out! Thanks for your support!! We've teamed up with Everybody Paints to hold a Paint Night Fundraiser. Tickets are $35.00 each. All proceeds will go to the Star Valley Womens Breast Care Fund, which provides screening mommograms for uninsured and underinsured woming in our community. Light refreshments will be provided by Star Valley Rotery and participants are invited to bring a beverage if they choose.
Walk In Mammography Day October 17th 8 am - 7 pm
Star Valley Medical Center
With today's busy women in mind, our Radiology Department will offer a walk in mammography day to make it a little easier for ladies (and men too) to get their mammogram screenings. Just walk in to SVMC's admissions desk and inform them that you would like to get a mammogram - no appointment necessary.