Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in America. However, breast cancer is easily detected and can be prevented by Early On Detection. Saint Mary’s Regional Hospital allows women to help prevent breast cancer by hosting events such as Girls Night Out. During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saint Mary’s put on a event that allowed women to receive mammograms after hours and be pampered as they wait.


Many companies took part in this event. Belk, a sponsor for Susan G. Komen, promoted breast cancer awareness at the event. Susan G. Komen is proud to partner once more with Belk through its Belk Gives initiative.Belk came with many designs of their Susan G. Komen appliances and accessories, along with giving away many gift bags that contained different varities of women’s perfume. The sponsor from Belk explained “every woman should feel good about themself, and live a life that is stress free, and Saint Mary’s helps every step of the way.”


Bath Junkie was also a company that participated in this wonderful event. Bath Junkie came with many lotions and gave out free hand washes that left each woman feeling comfortable and soft. Delma Casey, Saint Mary’s Volunteer, explains how Bath Junkie leaves your skin feeling “Baby Soft”. Thanks to Bath Junkie, each woman left feeling soft and confident.


The Mirage, a salon and day spa, also came to the Girl’s Night Out event to help set each woman at peace. They performed lathering massages that helped put each woman at ease before they went in for their mammogram.


PattiCake’s Bakery is one of the finest bakeries in Russellville, Arkansas and donated many delicious and designed cupcakes for the event. Each cupcake had a Breast Cancer Awareness design.


Saint Mary’s Hospital is one of the leading hospitals that help promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Fearless and Fabulous are one of the many groups that let women get one step closer to being healthy. The goal of screening exams for early breast cancer detection is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. Dr. Thethi from Saint Mary’s Regional Hospital expresses his opinion about early on detection, ” I’m all for early on detection, each life is extremely important, somebody’s mother, daughter, sister, wife…” Dr. Thethi explains at the age of 40, all women should start receiving mammograms every two years. If breast cancer occurs in the immediate family, exams should occur 10 years prior from the date at which the family member was diagnosed with breast cancer. Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.