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Walkers “Strut” For Breast Cancer Awareness

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., October 24, 2013 – On October 10, walkers joined Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and the Ormond Beach Mayor’s Health & Fitness Challenge for the Pink Strut over the Granada Bridge and along the pier in Ormond Beach. Sporting their favorite pink gear, the walkers were hoping to serve as a visual reminder on the importance of annual screening mammograms in the fight against breast cancer.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center physical therapist Marijke Vandegoor led the group in a pre-walk stretch, while Ormond Beach Mayor Ed Kelley led the walk itself.

In addition to the walk, participants heard an inspiring testimony from a local breast cancer survivor and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center breast care nurse navigator Charlene Brady.

“Not only is today’s strut helping to raise awareness about breast cancer, but with this walk over the bridge, we are each personally fighting breast cancer,” said Brady, before the walk. “The American Cancer Society recently shared a study that indicated that women who walk for at least an hour a day are 14 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. So let’s fight breast cancer and strut over the bridge!”

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a nonprofit health-care organization committed to hope, health and healing. A recipient of the 2012 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for performance excellence, and named the safest hospital in the state by Consumer Reports, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in patient experience. The medical center includes two hospitals in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, a Comprehensive Cancer Center on the main campus in Daytona Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging center. With more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System which operates 44 hospitals in 10 states. For more information, call (386) 231-6000 or visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org