Belton Regional Medical Center September 30, 2013

WHO: Belton Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System — Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider and private sector employer.

 WHAT:  Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events. 

WHEN:  During the month of October.

Mammograms & Massages

Special events for area school district employees in the Medical Imaging Department of Belton Regional Medical Center, which will include an annual mammogram, a massage, a free gift and a sweet dessert for each participant.

*Belton School District: 4 – 8 p.m., Oct. 15

*Grandview School District: 4 – 8 p.m., Oct. 16

*RayPec School District 4 – 8 p.m., Oct. 17,

Registration is required for Mammograms & Massages by calling wellness coordinator, Kate Zeysing, (816) 892-1315 (Belton and RayPec School Districts); or Janet Melton, (816) 316-5019 (Grandview School District). 

Muffins & Mammograms

Extended hours and Saturday appointments available for walk-in mammograms in the Medical Imaging Department of Belton Regional Medical Center in October with muffins offered while patients wait.

*During October, Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wed. until 7 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

WHERE: Belton Regional Medical Center, 17065 S. 71 Highway, Belton, Mo., 64012 

WHY: One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Yet, if caught early, women have a 98 percent chance of beating the disease. Early detection of breast cancer is crucial for successful treatment and a mammogram is the most effective way to detect if anything is wrong. These events are held in recognition of the 28th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including one dedicated to the principals, teachers, PARA professionals and support staff that daily touch the lives of local children.