Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and Friday morning in Papillion it came free with a side of health advice. The Big Pink Breakfast was served at Shadow Lake Towne Center to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Women on their way to work stopped by Hy-Vee for a free breakfast without ever leaving their vehicle. It's an event the Bellevue Medical Center started last year to raise awareness of breast cancer, especially for women on the go.
“Women have a lot of competing responsibilities,” says Dr. Janet Grange. “We're trying to take care of our families and our jobs and we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves and one of the most important ways women can take care of themselves is regarding breast health."
Breast cancer is the most common cancer women encounter. "I know there are women out there who can feel something in their breast. They're not quite sure if it's important. They know they should get a mammogram, but it's always the last on the list and it can be something as simple as this that helps prompt them to really important action."
Dr. Grange says if you call for a mammogram, it usually takes just a few days to get in and the appointment can be as fast as 15 minutes.