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For Immediate Release:
October 02, 2012

Media Contact:
Suzy Trutie
strutie@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545



Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Commissioners and Jackson Health System Officials Participate in Mammogram Unit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Breast Cancer Awareness Launch


Ribbon cutting ceremony for Jackson Memorial Hospital’s new Mobile Mammogram Unit Mobile Mammogram Unit
Mobile Mammogram Unit
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Members of the Board of County Commissioners and Jackson Health System officials participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for Jackson Memorial Hospital’s new Mobile Mammogram Unit.  The event was part of the County’s day-long kickoff for breast cancer awareness month.

Among the County’s events and occasions are:

Miami-Dade County and Jackson Health System have partnered to bring Jackson Memorial Hospital’s new, state-of-the-art Mobile Mammogram Unit to County employees every Thursday in October, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, outside of the west entrance by the Downtown Medical Center, in Miami.  For more information, contact Yamilet Lopez at 305-585-6720 or ylopez2@jhsmiami.org.   

Miami-Dade County is sponsoring the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease.  The 2012 5K Walk Chair is Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor/County Manager Alina T. Hudak and 35 County teams comprised of hundreds of employees are participating in the fundraising event.  The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is taking place on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 Street, in Miami.  For more information or to sign up for the walk, call 305-779-2860 or visit www.PutOnYourPinkBra.com/Miami.     

A Miami-Dade Police Department vehicle, Public Works and Waste Management garbage truck, and Transit Metrobus have been painted pink. 

Miami-Dade County’s website wallpaper, www.miamidade.gov, will be pink throughout the month of October.

The Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby will be pink throughout the month of October.

Picture #1 From left to right: Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor/County Manager Alina; Thomas Schramm, President & CEO, Jackson Memorial Foundation; Carlos A. Migoya, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Health System; Dr. Ada Romilly, MD, Medical Director of Breast Imaging, Jackson Memorial Hospital; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez; Steven E. Marcus, President and Chief Executive Officer, Health Foundation of South Florida; and Andrea Ivory, Founder, The Women’s Breast Health Initiative. 

Picture #3: From left to right: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz; Commissioner Sally A. Heyman; Deputy Mayor/County Manager Alina T. Hudak; Commissioner Rebeca Sosa; Commissioner Lynda Bell; Commissioner Jean Monestime; Commissioner Dennis C. Moss; and Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Photos by Armando Rodriguez.


 

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