The Annual Brake for Breakfast sponsored by Power County Hospital District and The Hospital Cooperative (THC) is set for Wednesday, October 5th in several regional communities. Fourteen hospitals, all members of The Hospital Cooperative, have joined forces to raise breast cancer awareness. Locally, the event will be held in two locations at the AF City Park on Idaho Street and at the Rockland City Offices from 7:00-9:00am or while supplies last.
Brake for Breakfast is a “drive-through” event scheduled early enough so that women on their way to work or dropping kids off at school can participate. Breakfast Junction is the first stop where each woman will receive a breakfast to go. At Information Way she receives important information on breast cancer awareness. Pink Place is where each woman receives a small gift. “It’s a quick, easy, good information, and you don’t even have to get out of your car!” says organizer Jacklyn Taylor.
This year we will be handing out 750 packets again to the community. The ultimate goal of the event is to remind all women to do monthly self-breast exams and to get a mammogram yearly after age 40. While there is no cure for breast cancer, survival rates are very high when diagnosed early. Unfortunately, Idaho has one of the lowest mammogram usage rates in the United States.
The District wishes to thank the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Chobani Yogurts for their generous donations to the event and the Pink Ladies and High School Junior Civitan group for all their assistance in helping to organize the event. For more information on Brake for Breakfast contact Jacklyn Taylor at 226-3200.