Holy Name Medical Center’s Walkathon Raises $155,000
Proceeds Will Fund Free Mammogram Screenings
Holy Name Medical Center raised $155,000 from its 10th annual Walk for Mom breast cancer awareness walkathon on Saturday, June 3. More than 700 people attended the walk that started and ended at the hospital, following sidewalks that circled the campus. Funds raised will provide 100 free mammogram screenings for local women and continued breast cancer awareness educational efforts.
"It was a great day with so many people coming out to participate in this important annual event," said Michael Maron, President and CEO of Holy Name. "Our fundraising and education efforts continue to help make a significant difference in improving the overall health of our community."
Holy Name first started the walkathon through its Korean Medical Program after physicians were seeing a high incidence of advanced breast cancer in young women. Since then, the Medical Center has expanded the event to include all populations. To date, more than 900 women have had free mammogram screenings, funded through the Walk for Mom campaign.
"We are very focused on delivering preventive care programs and the breast cancer awareness campaign is a good example of how we put our mission into practice," said Kyung Hee Choi, Vice President of Asian Health Services. "We have been able to actively engage our community through this campaign and the increased awareness is making women come in for screenings. As a result, we are seeing less cases of advanced breast cancer in young Asian women from our area."
To view photos of the walk, visit Holy Name Medical Center 10th Annual Walk for Mom