PETERSBURG, Va. — A novel partnership between the City of Petersburg and Southside Regional Medical Center goals to detect bad most cancers as early as attainable to higher deal with the illness.
The metropolis’s trolley picked up feminine staff Thursday morning and took them to Southside Regional’s Medical Arts Pavilion for a Pink Party.
But the meals and hand therapeutic mbadage was designed for greater than making the staff really feel particular, it’s to badist construct a bond between the ladies who supported one another as they obtained their mammograms upstairs.
The group of twenty have been advised early on that “today is about you” as they ready to eat lunch and calm down.
“We’re having our little pink party today,” Dr. Daphne Bazile-Harrison stated. “But at the end of the day it’s about bringing awareness to women’s health. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with bad cancer.”
The partnership, which was the brainchild of Petersburg City Council Woman Treska Wilson-Smith, has been met with a lot enthusiasm.
“Many women who die from bad cancer aren’t those who are uninsured,” Petersburg City Manager Aretha Ferrell-Benavides stated. “They’re folks like myself who haven’t taken time to take care of themselves.”
The Pink Party is a approach for the ladies to point out badist at time when many are burdened by the thought of getting a mammogram.
The partnership comes as Dr. Bazile-Harrision was been seeing a rise within the variety of sufferers being recognized with bad most cancers.
The metropolis supervisor stated this preventative measure additionally helps maintaining healthcare prices down.
“The cost I will spend if that employee develops cancer will not even amount to the time they’ve spent today being checked,” Ferrell-Benavides defined. “Preventive health is the key.”
The partnership additionally permits metropolis staff who don’t have medical insurance to obtain a mammogram for $90.