ST. GEORGE — Each fall, Dixie Regional Medical Center is simply overwhelmed by the compassion, commitment and sheer energy dedicated by the St. George Lions to make the Dixie Round-Up Pink Rodeo a success.
Thanks to the rousing success of “Tough Enough To Wear Pink Night,” the Lions recently presented a $12,000 donation to the Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center to support breast cancer care and services at the hospital.
In just eight years, the St. George Lions have given $96,000 to the hospital to fight breast cancer and help care for patients and families impacted by it.
“We extend our deepest gratitude to the Lions, on behalf of the many lives that will be touched and saved because of their efforts,” said Terri Kane, Dixie Regional CEO and vice president of Intermountain Healthcare’s Southwest Region.
The gift was appropriately presented in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nationally, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women and one in eight women will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime. With early detection and treatment, most can continue to lead a normal life.
Intermountain Healthcare, along with the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology and many other experts from around the country, recommends the following breast cancer screening guidelines:
- Women age 20-39 should perform a breast self-exam monthly and have a clinical breast exam every three years.
- Women age 40 and over should perform a breast self-exam monthly, have a clinical breast exam yearly, and have an annual mammogram.
- Women with a family history of breast cancer should talk to their physicians about beginning mammogram screenings earlier.