On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Audubon County Memorial Hospital was invited to join the Coaches for Cancer Event at Audubon High School. Between JV and Varsity games Tuesday night, ACMH’s Radiology Director, Jessica Fastert spoke to students, coaches, and spectators about Breast Cancer Awareness and the services the hospital offers the community.
Fastert began her presentation by taking a moment of silence to remember and support those who have been diagnosed with cancer. The Audubon High School Dance Team, led by coach, Lynn Spies, passed out pink glow sticks symbolizing support for breast cancer. The community was asked raise the glow stick if they knew someone diagnosed with breast cancer, anyone who has been affected by any cancer, or someone who cares for them. The gym was surrounded in pink lights.
Fastert explained that according to the CDC, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States.
Fastert said, “Through these difficult times the employees of Audubon County Memorial Hospital are here for you. We will help you take a proactive role in your health through early detection, screenings, and treatments. At ACMH, we have 3D mammography technology that takes 10 minutes to screen for breast cancer. We have IV therapy for cancer treatments, so you can stay local while you heal. Talk to our providers about getting screened and let our family take care of your family.”
If you would like more information, please call Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics at 712-563-4611 in Audubon or 712-268-5348 in Exira.