(Mission, TX) Mission Regional Medical Center presented a pink check in the amount of
$8,000 to Adriana M. Higgins, Ed. D., Executive Director, Houston Affiliate
of Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.
The donation represents 25% of the $32,000 raised at the First Annual Mission
PINK/ Walk/Run held October 17 at Mission Regional Medical Center. More
than 1000 people turned out for the 5-K event that advanced the importance
of awareness and early detection of breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest breast cancer advocacy
organization fighting to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering
people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cure.
The Breast Care Center at Mission Regional Medical Center will use the
remaining funds for future upgrade possibilities in Mammography, Ultrasound
and or Sterotactic biopsy systems as main instruments in Women's Imaging.
Studies show that one out of every eight women born today will be diagnosed
with breast cancer at some time in their lives, according to the National