Miami hospital celebrates survivors
Nov 18, 2011
This year's "Women's Night Out" was deemed a success, as more than 300 residents came to the Aventura Hospital in Miami to honor those who have survived breast cancer. The event also brought people together to raise awareness about the disease, and promoted the importance of mammograms and early detection, according to the South Florida Times.
"This year's 'Women's Night Out' event surpassed all our expectations, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff and tireless community partners who helped us exceed our goals of raising awareness for breast cancer and screening methods," Heather Rohan, CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, said in a statement. "Because of these efforts, we performed almost 1,000 mammograms in October and provided hundreds of women with the tools they need to fight this disease."
According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.