RALEIGH (May 10, 2010) – Wake Radiology has renewed its commitment as a year round partner with the Komen NC Triangle Affiliate. As a partner, the practice is committed to multiple events held by Komen NC Triangle over the next year and supports educational and outreach efforts by the organization. This is the second year that the practice has signed on as a year round sponsor. For the past three years, the practice has served as sponsor at the annual Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure.
This year’s Race will be held on Saturday, June 12 on the campus of Meredith College in Raleigh. The event, which attracted more than 23,000 participants in 2009, raised more than $1.75 million. About 75 percent of the funds raised from the race remains with the local affiliate to provide breast health research, education, screening and treatment programs for uninsured or underinsured women. The remainder of the proceeds goes to fund groundbreaking national breast cancer research.
“At Wake Radiology, we are proud to be a sponsor with the local Komen affiliate, as they share our philosophy of early diagnosis and treatment,” said Kerry E. Chandler, MD, director of Breast Imaging Services at Wake Radiology. “Over the past decade, we have seen many advances in imaging and treatment that have led to a marked decline in breast cancer mortality. While much progress has been made, we cannot halt efforts to provide annual screening mammograms that have been so successful in uncovering breast cancer in its early, treatable form. We’re excited to once again partner with the Komen Foundation who are also on the front lines helping patients who live in our community.”
In addition, Wake Radiology has developed an advertising campaign featuring employees who are breast cancer survivors. The campaign includes print and sponsorship of a Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) bus wrap for a special Pink Bus promoting Komen and breast cancer awareness. The practice recently completed a photography session of employee survivors in the facilities boxing ring at Rapid Fitness on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. Owner Michael Rattenni partnered with the practice by donating space for the educational advertising program.
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. This year, approximately 192,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and approximately 40,000 people will die from the disease. However, research reveals that the mortality rate could decrease by as much as 30 percent if all women age 50 an older would have a mammogram.
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About Wake Radiology
Wake Radiology proudly serves the Triangle area with 16 convenient locations and 58 board-certified radiologists with imaging subspecialties available at each location. We provide a wide array of radiology services coupled with the highest level of technical expertise and patient service in the area. For more information, visit the Web site at wakerad.ionainteractive.com. Appointments and referrals can be made by calling WR Express Scheduling at 919-232-4700.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cure. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, Komen has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
The NC Triangle Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure serves a 13-county region, including Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake counties. For more information, call 919-493-CURE (2873) or online at www.komennctriangle.org.
About Rapid Fitness
Rapid Fitness provides state-of-the-art cardio and weight training facilities. With three facilities in Raleigh, the centers offers personal training, mixed martial arts training, group classes, indoor cycling, running tracks, yoga, Pilates, a boxing ring, tanning, saunas, chiropractic services, nutritional counseling, a dedicated women’s fitness center and kid’s fitness center. The North Ridge location includes a pool, hot tub and steam room. The downtown location is open 24 hours a day.
Rapid Fitness centers are located at 7101 Glenwood Avenue, 509 West North Street and 6150 Falls of Neuse Road. www.rapidfitness.com.