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Survivors and Supporters Make the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure a Big Success

Survivors and Supporters Make the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure a Big Success

New Location Celebrates the Triangle’s Spirit and Commitment to Breast Cancer Awareness

RALEIGH, June 15, 2016 — Wake Radiology, the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging, extends a big thank you to all of the survivors and supporters who helped make last weekend’s Komen Triangle Race of the Cure a resounding success.

16Komen - 35 A bright sunny day greeted race-goers at The Frontier, the race’s new location in Research Triangle Park. More than 8,000 people participated in the event.

“Year after year, we’re impressed with the passion, grit, grace and community that makes up our local Komen event,” said Dr. Lyndon Jordan, President and Managing Partner at Wake Radiology. “We were humbled by the number of patients and community friends we saw and for those who shared kind words about how our own healthcare team has been part of their fight against breast cancer.

16Komen - 42This year, Wake Radiology was proud to be the official sponsor of the 385 teams who participated in the event. At the race event, we happily gave away more than 5,000 cell phone lanyards that proved to be extra handy on the race course. And, we also encouraged women to tell us why – and for who! – they get their annual mammograms. We were overwhelmed by their candid responses.

Many of the Komen participants asked about the difference between 3D mammography and traditional screening exams.

Our team explained that 3D mammograms:

  • Offer greater visualization of breast tissue than traditional 2D mammograms
  • Provides greater accuracy for earlier and easier detection of breast cancer
  • Mean fewer callbacks

Like at Komen, it’s not too late to tell us why you have your annual screening mammogram. Just use #imammofor to share your story. More pictures from the Komen event are available on our website.

Click here to learn more about 3D mammography. You’re invited to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Just click the icon in the footer of our website to connect.

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About Wake Radiology

Founded in 1953, Wake Radiology is the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging. Its physicians have been trained as experts in specific imaging specialties – ranging from breast cancer detection and pediatrics to sports medicine and neuroradiology (brain and spine) – to accurately diagnose healthcare issues. Another hallmark of Wake Radiology is its commitment to low-dose imaging and the elimination of unnecessary or duplicate exams. This approach strives to improve patient outcomes and reduces the overall cost of healthcare. Wake Radiology is the region’s largest outpatient imaging practice with nearly 50 radiologists who perform close to 600,000 procedures each year. It has 20 outpatient locations and provides imaging services at several area hospitals, including WakeMed Health and Hospitals and Maria Parham Medical Center. It is the first outpatient imaging provider in the Triangle to earn the American College of Radiology’s prestigious Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation. Wake Radiology is an independent, locally owned and physician-led practice that actively supports the local community. Learn more at www.wakerad.com.

Media Contact

For more information, contact Robert Brown at robert@nullrbpr.com or 919-810-1901. 

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