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It takes a community

Prevention, early detection and community awareness play a vital role in the fight against breast cancer, which is why we've partnered with local media, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other organizations to help spread the word.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Since 2008, Oregon Imaging Centers has partnered with Komen Oregon, the local affiliate of the international organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. As the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Komen is working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find cures.

As part of this partnership, we have participated in numerous local events to encourage women to have regular mammograms and to raise money for Komen to support its mission. These include: Affair of the Heart in February, Shades of Pink in October, Breakfast at the Bike Bridges and Downtown Dodgeball during the summer months, and Race for the Cure, which came to Eugene for the first time in October 2010. As a gold sponsor of the Race, Oregon Imaging Centers gave approximately $100,000 to Komen in 2010, which included in-kind sponsorship, cash donations and $8,000 raised by staff members and physician Race teams.

Together, Komen and Oregon Imaging Centers provide no-cost mammograms for thousands of local women and co-fund Oregon Imaging Centers' Patient Navigator Program, which helps women chart an actionable course of treatment when diagnosed with breast cancer.

We hope that you will join us in supporting this grass-roots organization as it continues to save lives in our community.

KMTR 16 Checks In

In our ongoing effort to promote early detection, Oregon Imaging Centers sponsors "16 Checks In" on KMTR Newsource 16. On the 16th of every month, this buddy system reminds women to do their monthly breast self-exam and asks them to remind a friend, family member or co-worker.

To sign up for a monthly self-check reminder, visit KMTR.com.
Click here to read about warning signs and breast self-exams.
Click here to read Dr. Chicola's blog on the KMTR site.

Curves

In recent years, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have partnered with local Curves locations to encourage women to schedule their annual mammograms. Since 2008, Curves members have scheduled 540 mammograms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each woman who scheduled a mammogram receives a pink "Make time for the girls" T-shirt. "It was very successful and I hope we can do it again next year," says Curves Manager Addie Miller. As part of the program, Curves members have raised nearly $2,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Community Leaders Together

In 2010, Oregon Imaging Centers joined The Register-Guard's Community Leaders Together program to highlight local organizations and events to support our community's health and well-being. They included Affair of the Heart, Shades of Pink, Birth to Three, Oregon Imaging Centers' Patient Navigator, Poplollies and Eugene Race for the Cure.