Published on September 17, 2012

Girls' Night Out: Movie And A Mammogram

DeWitt, Iowa -- Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt and the Kenneth H. McKay Center for Breast Health are offering a great deal that could protect the breast health of women who attend.

Genesis will host a free screening of "The Help" and a wine tasting on Monday, Oct. 22 at the DeWitt Opera House. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the screening at 7 p.m.

The event is being held during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind women to make an appointment for their mammogram. Enjoy the free event and encourage your friends to attend and to schedule their appointment.
Here is why a regular schedule of  mammograms is so important:
• About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
• An estimated 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S.
• A woman's risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
For more information about breast health at Genesis Health System, go to www.genesishealth.com/cbh.
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