Garrett County Memorial Hospital recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 19th.
Many activities took place to help raise awareness of the disease. GCMH employees were encouraged to wear pink to show their support. Employees who wore pink received a pink cookie in the cafeteria. Pink gloves were distributed throughout the hospital for the staff to use through the week. A Breast Cancer Awareness Quiz from the Dr. Oz show was available for the employees to complete. All employees who completed the quiz received a breast cancer awareness car magnet. Visit www.doctoroz.com to take the quiz and discover what there is to know about reducing risk and increasing survival. A display in the Main Lobby of the hospital featured digital vs. film mammograms along with information on mammograms and breast cancer provided by Oakland MRI & Diagnostics. A display outside of the hospital cafeteria featured information on breast cancer and giveaways for GCMH employees. The Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop also planned several activities for the day. Anyone who wore pink on the 19th received 10% off any Breast Cancer Awareness item. Customers who spent $10.00 or more received a Breast Cancer Awareness tote bag. The Loar Auxiliary sponsored a bead sale in the Main Lobby promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Beads, buy one get one free. They also sponsored a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Participants walked the indoor/outdoor walking trail and then received a Breast Cancer Awareness item. Participants were entered into a drawing to win a gift card to the Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop. The winner of the drawing was Linda Peterson. This month the Hospital’s Wellness Department has been holding weekly exercise classes for the employees. A study found that even mild physical activity like walking can reduce risk for the disease.
GCMH Employees gathered for a picture wearing pink gloves in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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