Inspira Health hosted a Build-a-Bouquet experience at Duffield’s Farm Market in Sewell, N.J. on Oct. 2 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over 200 community members engaged in the awareness campaign, each creating two flower bouquets (one to keep and one to share with an Inspira inpatient) and writing inspiring messages to hospital patients.
At the conclusion of the event, Inspira donated 100 flower bouquets to patients at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, along with 250 handwritten notes from the community.
The event kicked off Inspira’s annual breast cancer awareness campaign, “Think Pink,” which focuses on the importance of regular breast health screenings and encourages women to schedule their annual mammograms. Members of Inspira Health’s clinical and patient teams were on-site during the event to provide community members with information about breast cancer screening and answer questions.
“At Inspira, our goal is to empower and inform women about breast health. Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to educate the community about the risk of the disease and most importantly, preventative measures – such as routine screenings – to help optimize treatment results,” Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health said. “As a community provider, we were thrilled to host this unique build-a-bouquet experience to interact and help educate local community members, while also connecting them with patients through supportive letters.”
Throughout October, Inspira will engage community members with educational and informational materials on breast cancer. This year’s campaign theme, “It’s time for a date with your mammogram!” aims to help women play a more active role in their health and encourage them to get recommended screenings, which can find breast cancer in its early stages.
“According to the CDC, mammograms can detect breast cancer symptoms nearly three years before they can be felt by hand,” Nandini Kulkarni, M.D., surgical oncologist and director of Inspira’s Breast Cancer Program said. “While getting a regular mammogram may be uncomfortable, it’s most likely not the worst experience you’ll have and provides greater benefits in the long-term. Our team offers the most advanced 3-D digital mammography technology and is with every patient each step of the way. Community members can be confident in Inspira’s holistic approach for breast cancer and know we provide advanced, personalized treatment.”
For more information about Inspira Health’s breast cancer services, please visit https://www.inspirahealthnetwork.org/services-treatments/cancer-care/breast-cancer.