MIAMI, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dade Medical College concluded the American Cancer Society's Miami-Dade fundraising efforts for the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with a generous contribution of $10,000. Dade Medical College President and CEO Ernesto Perez noted that "supporting health-related organizations was a natural for the College," and added that "helping fight breast cancer was paramount as in today's world with education and early detection, the war could be won."
The check was presented at the college's Homestead Campus during a community health fair and School of Nursing Open House where the college offered free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.
Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer support breast cancer research, provides up-to-date breast cancer information, ensures everyone has access to breast cancer screening and treatments – regardless of income – and provides services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk supports the American Cancer Society's unique mission to fight cancer on all four fronts: research, education, advocacy and patient services. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization. Since 1972, it has invested nearly $323 million in breast cancer research grants, resulting in many of today's breast cancer treatments.
The 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 13 at Tropical Park. For more information or to sign up for the 2012 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Miami, please contact Arlene Hidalgo, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Manager at 305-779-2879 or Arlene.Hidalgo@cancer.org.
About Dade Medical College
With more than 400 academic, administrative and support professionals at four South Florida campuses and corporate office, Dade Medical College offers and provides quality, outcome-based education through professionally credentialed and certified faculty whose commitment to excellence in education is unparalleled by other colleges and institutions. Dade Medical College offers Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in programs that include nursing, radiologic technology, cardiac sonography, diagnostic ultrasound, medical assistant, massage therapy and more. The School of Continuing Education offers non-credit courses for students and professionals in support of their professional development, advancement and licensing/registry attainment and/or renewal.
Classes start every four weeks. Online course and program offerings will be available soon. Dade Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (Miami and Hollywood Campuses) and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Dade Medical College has also been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Massage and is a member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.
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