Methodist Hospitals Foundation Receives $10,000 Donation from the Pink Ribbon Society for the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center - February 3, 2016

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The Pink Ribbon Society donated $10,000 to the Methodist Hospitals Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center. Ann Peters, President and Founder of the Pink Ribbon Society, and Chris Cain, Vice President of the Board of Directors, proudly presented Jennifer Sanders, Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center with the $10,000 check to support the Breast Care Center’s goal of creating a mobile mammography unit that will provide mammograms to women in Northwest Indiana.

The new mobile unit would provide women in Lake and Porter counties with an opportunity to receive their 3D annual screening mammograms with state of the art equipment at their places of employment, state buildings, churches or other areas enabling women to have easy access to these screenings.

The Pink Ribbon Society is an organization that helps promote breast cancer awareness. The Pink Ribbon Society services men and women in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties in Northwest Indiana. It has always been important to the organization that the funds raised are dedicated to the local community for both individuals and local breast cancer awareness organizations.

One of the best ways for us to spread awareness about breast cancer is by making sure that women receive their annual mammograms on a regular basis,” Ann Peters said. “The biggest excuse that women have for not getting a mammogram is that they don’t have time to get one. With a mobile unit, they won’t have that excuse anymore. We really believe in this cause.”

“According to the American Cancer Society breast cancer is the second most common newly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. We understand that most women today are busy not only working, but tending to family and home matters. The Mobile Unit would be a simple solution to bringing the lifesaving cancer screening directly to those in need of the services, “said Jennifer Sanders.

About Methodist Hospitals Foundation
The Methodist Hospitals Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. As the philanthropic arm of Methodist Hospitals, its purpose is to raise charitable gifts to support the hospital’s mission of providing quality and compassionate health services to all those in need.

Photo Caption- Pictured from left to right:
Dr. Anastasia Siatras, Methodist Hospitals Radiologist, Jennifer Sanders, Manager of Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals, Chris Cain, Vice President of Board of Directors, Pink Ribbon Society, and Ann Peters, President and Founder of the Pink Ribbon Society.