MIAMI, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Once again this October, Dade Medical College will "Go Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to increase awareness and preventative care for this disease, the college will be donating 500 mammography screenings to benefit low-income and uninsured women in the community, a private investment of more than $50,000.00.
"We are glad to be taking on this deadly disease once again," states Dade Medical College President and CEO Ernesto Perez. "Awareness of the devastating effects breast cancer has on women can only aid in the prevention of it," he adds. "Dade Medical College remains committed to helping those in our community who are most in need."
In addition to the donation of the mammography screenings, Dade Medical College's website will be pink throughout October and feature online fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Also, the school is sponsoring billboard ads across Miami-Dade and Broward counties promoting breast cancer awareness and the free screening giveaways and conducting an on-campus awareness initiative for students and staff.
Key community partners for this campaign include:
•Ambulatory Diagnostic Center
•American Cancer Society
•Coral Gables Hospital
• Hialeah Hospital
• Memorial Health Systems
•Northshore Medical Center
•Palm Springs General Hospital
•Palmetto General Hospital
•Westchester General Hospital
The month's activities will include fundraising within the four college campuses and online for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign October 1-31 (the college will match both totals, in effect doubling the donations), a college-wide "Pink Day" where all employees are encouraged to wear pink to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 5, sponsoring a table display at The Falls' "Strut Your Stuff For Cancer" event October 6, a signature fundraising mixer event October 27 as well as individual campus celebrations on dates to be announced.
About Dade Medical College:
With more than 400 academic, administrative and support professionals at our 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 of Science degrees in programs that include nursing, radiologic technology, cardiac sonography, diagnostic ultrasound, medical assistant, massage therapy and more. Classes start every four weeks. Online course and program offerings will be available soon. For more, visit www.DadeMedical.edu, like them on www.facebook.com/DadeMedicalCollege or call 305.644.1171.
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