Breast Cancer Awareness was the winner at four local events these past two months. Representatives of the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund exhibited at Hearts Healed, Wedgewood Estates Women’s Event, Minority Health Fair, and Avita Health Fair. Representatives were also in attendance at Ohio Health’s Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group at their April and May meetings.
“We try to attend as many events as we can,” said the Fund’s Co-Chair Rhonda Breit. “Part of our mission is to encourage early detection of breast cancer. Wherever possible you’ll find Fund Founder Dave Kracker, the women and men of our Committee, or me at various events. Plus, we are invited to speak with groups and associations about early detection.”
The Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund was established in memory of Pat Kracker, a Richland County resident who lost her battle with breast cancer on her 61st birthday. The Fund provides financial support before breast can cancer strike…financial support if breast cancer strikes…and financial support after breast cancer is beaten.
“We believe all women starting at age 40 should have an annual mammogram,” states Breit. “Today’s health care debate has caused much uncertainty among women about what age and who pays for screening. Plus, there’s concern as to when it’s preventative and when it’s treatment. This is causing some women not to have a mammogram. Our message at our events is to get screened!”
A list of the Fund’s upcoming events can be found on their website www.helpmepat.org.
For further information contact Rhonda Breit, (419) 610-4877