Pictured L-R: Rudy Garcia, Operations Leader (H-E-B Palmhurst); Linda Tovar,
H-E-B Border Region Manager of Public Affairs; Javier Iruegas, CEO (MRMC);
and Audrey Treviño, Coordinator of Public Affairs (H-E-B)
For the second year in a row, H-E-B is one of the main sponsors of the
MissionPink Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness at Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC).
H-E-B presented a check for $8,500 in support of the annual event to inform
the community about breast cancer awareness.
"If there is one thing we value at H-E-B, it is our commitment and
connection to our community. That’s why we embrace the opportunity
to help and to continue our involvement with promoting early detection
of breast cancer and women's health," said Linda Tovar, H-E-B
Border Region Public Affairs Manager."In honor of our 85-year anniversary,
H-E-B is honored to increase our donation to $8,500. We look forward to
our continued partnership with Mission Regional Medical Center and help
improve the health of the people in the communities we serve."
“Having a partner like H-E-B serves as an inspiration and opportunity
to unite as a community to raise awareness about early detection and screenings
for breast cancer, “ said Javier Iruegas, CEO, Mission Regional
Medical Center. “ Every step we take as a community only makes us
stronger in this fight against breast cancer.”
Monies raised from the MissionPink Walk/Run will benefit local women. Twenty-five
percent of the proceeds from this year's "pink" event will
provide free digital screening mammograms to uninsured women over the
age of 40. The remaining will benefit
The Foundation at Mission Regional Medical Center to support the services of the hospital's
Breast Care Center. "We hope to raise enough monies for at least one hundred free screening
mammograms," said Evelyn Sáenz, MRMC Marketing Coordinator.
Mission Regional Medical Center will host the 5th Annual MissionPink Walk/Run
on Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 am. This year
Lisa Villegas, Weather Anchor for KRGV News Channel 5 will emcee the pink event. Leticia Pena, Principal at Veterans Memorial
High School, will share her survival story with the hundreds of attendees.
Registration fees are $10 for children (ages 7-12), $15 for teenagers (ages
13-17), $20 for breast cancer survivors, and $25 for adults 18 years and
older. Participants can register the morning of the walk at 6:30 am. Those
interested in early registration can sign up at the hospital Business
Office, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. All walkers can register
online by visiting
www.MissionPink.org. For more information, please call the hospital Marketing Department at