Nov. 11, 2010
At Emory Healthcare, Breast Cancer Awareness is Year-Round Effort
Emory Healthcare, the Emory Breast Center and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University launch comprehensive website, blog, and contest around breast health
A new, multifaceted set of web-based resources will help promote breast cancer awareness and educate women about breast health through Emory Healthcare, the Emory Breast Center, and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
“One in eight women will be affected by breast cancer in her lifetime. To keep breast cancer awareness and breast health top of mind, we’ve created a breast health center website. We’re inviting visitors to the website to send us their stories, breast health awareness tips, and stories of inspiration as part of Emory Healthcare’s health blog to draw attention to an important cause,” says Ruth O’Regan, MD, medical director of the Emory Breast Center.
“It’s our goal to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of women's health year-round. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean we have to limit awareness to one month of the year.”
Two contributors to the website will be randomly selected to win tickets to the upcoming University of Connecticut vs. Georgia Tech women’s basketball game. The hope, says O’Regan, is that readers will contribute advice and feedback on an on-going basis in an effort to help women around the world.
“Achieving year-round awareness of breast cancer and breast health requires a commitment to patient education and involvement. We intend to continue to provide thorough resources and relevant topics related to women’s health on Emory Healthcare’s breast health Web site,” says O’Regan. Emory Healthcare is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in the state of Georgia, and the Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center. The Emory Breast Center is certified by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service.