KINGMAN - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - an important time to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to screening services. Kingman Regional Medical Center will observe the month with the following activities:
$50 Mammograms: During October, KRMC will offer screening mammograms at a substantial discount to women with high-deductible insurance or no insurance. The maximum out-of-pocket expense will be $50 and includes the cost of reading the imaging by a trained radiologist. This initiative is part of KRMC's Catch It Early program, which is aimed at helping women in our community obtain the breast healthcare they need. To schedule a mammogram, call your primary care physician or contact the KRMC Imaging Center at (928) 692-2727.
Ribbon of Lights: Beginning Oct. 1, a large ribbon of pink lights will be displayed outside KRMC facing Stockton Hill Road. Each light bulb on the display represents a person in our community touched by breast cancer. Anyone can purchase a bulb in honor of a friend or loved one or to acknowledge their own personal battle with the disease. The bulbs are $5, with all proceeds benefiting the KRMC Catch it Early program. Bulbs can be purchased during business hours at the KRMC Imaging Center, the KRMC Cancer Center or at the KRMC Public Relations office. Additionally, bulbs will be on sale during the Andy Devine Days Rodeo this weekend.
Catch It Early Shirt Sale: Many people in the community have asked where they can get one of KRMC's attractive black polo shirts or scrub tops with the embroidered pink ribbon and butterfly design. During October, the shirts can be purchased for $25 (polo) or $30 (scrub) at the KRMC Imaging Center and at the KRMC Cancer Center. Net proceeds from the shirt sale will benefit the Kingman Cancer Care Unit.
Women's Health Expo: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, KRMC will sponsor a Women's Health Expo on the hospital campus.
Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon: Survivors of breast cancer and a guest are invited to a special luncheon in their honor on Oct. 22 at KRMC. The meal is free and the program will feature inspirational stories by local women who have triumphed over the disease. R.S.V.P. before Oct. 15 by calling KRMC Public Relations at (928) 681-5061.