October 01, 2012
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory cheerleaders have traded their cheer uniforms for pink football jerseys this October and will distribute pink and green pom poms to fans, friends and family at their games this month. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas donated the jerseys and pom poms to spread awareness about early detection through mammograms, and to honor the memory of loved ones lost to breast and other kinds of cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cheerleaders are students at St. Agnes Academy and will also celebrate their school’s Pink Week, which will run from October 1-5.
“Many—if not all—of these young women know someone who has survived, died, or is battling breast cancer,” said Lorre Ullman, manager of Breast Care Services at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. “No matter your age, you should know how your breasts look and feel. Arming these young women with accurate information is lifesaving.”
Nearly 40,000 women in the U.S will die from breast cancer this year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.
The Woman’s Place for Breast Care at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas offers full -field digital mammography. To schedule a mammogram, please call 1-855-230-8462. For more information about breast care, log on towww.womanshospital.com.
About the Woman’s Hospital of Texas
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is an acute care hospital located near the Texas Medical Center. The hospital was established in 1976 by a group of physicians who recognized the need for a facility focused solely on the care of women and infants. In keeping with this vision, Woman’s offers a full range of women’s services, including breakthrough developments in minimally invasive surgery and urogynecology as well as an antepartum unit, 36 labor and delivery rooms, a medical surgical unit and 124-bed Levels II and III Neonatal Intensive Care nurseries. Since its inception, Woman’s has welcomed over 200,000 babies into the world and delivers more babies in Harris County than any other hospital. Well equipped to handle everything from preemies weighing less than 1,500 grams to high-order multiples, the hospital garners recognition for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as its impressive outcomes for its tiniest patients. In addition, the Woman’s Hospital of Texas has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Visit our website at www.womanshospital.com.