It’s one of those much-anticipated annual events where friends unite for an amazing evening that spills over into an incredibly worthy cause. Along with Forsyth Womanand Style Encore, Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging is proud to again be sponsoring Rose@ Medaloni Cellars, on Tuesday evening, October 2, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Besides a joyful night of camaraderie, live music, exceptional wine, food, and fashion, as well as a huge silent auction, you’ll have access to valuable information on potentially life-saving mammography screenings, and an opportunity to support the 3P fund (think: Positive. Pink. Power.). All proceeds from the evening will go towards our community outreach program which benefits local women in need by providing mammography screening they might not otherwise be able to afford.
With breast cancer now the second most common form of cancer in women, early screening and detection are more important than ever. Screening mammography beginning at age 40, and performed annually after that, saves the most lives, explains Dr. Kelly Cronin, Section Head and Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging. Mammography is recognized as the only screening method that’s consistently proven to reduce breast cancer deaths.
“Women are often given confusing or mixed messages about mammography, but the benefits have been proven over and over again,” says Dr. Cronin. “Patients who choose to have annual screening mammograms have a decreased risk of dying from breast cancer.”
Mammography is a “good news” exam for most patients, with 90% of mammograms returning as normal, with no additional evaluation necessary. With 3D mammography – or Tomosynthesis – you can reduce your risk of getting called back for perfectly normal tissue; the process allows the radiologist to see through the breast more clearly, by manipulating and enhancing images much like digital photography.
Mammography also isn’t strictly for women with a family history of breast cancer – most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history!
Sharing facts and information such as this is one of the goals of this exciting October event, with education being so important in the continuing fight to save lives.
“We believe this event will be a fun, but important way to raise awareness about the benefits of screening mammography, and to raise money for women in need in our community,” says Dr. Cronin.
If you’ve been putting off making that appointment, scheduling your mammography screening has never been more convenient, and the process itself has never been more comfortable.
“We offer 3D mammography at our Outpatient Imaging Center, as well as two other locations, Wake Forest Baptist Health Cancer Center and WFBH-Clemmons clinic,” says Dr. Cronin.
Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging also offers weekend hours to accommodate hectic work schedules. With free parking, an easy-access, one-level building, free cookies and coffee, and best of all, outpatient pricing, the imaging center is thoroughly devoted to its patients. The use of state-of-the-art digital 3D mammography technology assures patients a positive experience during their screening, and professionalism at every stage of their healthcare.
Join with this dedicated team and their co-sponsors for an uplifting evening at Medaloni Cellars, and renew your own commitment to regular screening. Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging — an accredited facility with the American College of Radiology — is located at 265 Executive Park Boulevard in Winston-Salem, NC, 336-765-5722. You can also reach them online at WakeHealth.edu/imaging. Center hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Join the cause – and the fun! – at Rose @ Medaloni Cellars on October 2. The winery is located at 9125 Shallowford Road in Lewisville. Your $10.00 admission includes a souvenir glass and your first drink!