By Mary-Justine Lanyon
It was a beautiful morning for “A Walk in the Mountains,” the breast cancer event sponsored by Soroptimist International of Rim of the World, Mountains Community Hospital, SkyPark at Santa’s Village and the Making Spirits Bright Foundation.
Some who walked were survivors, others were caregivers and many were supportive friends.
Two walking trails were marked, one easy and one hard. Along the way there were signs with breast cancer facts. Some walked one trail, some the other and some walked both.
Members of the Mountains Community Hospital staff were there, handing out goodie bags and pink pens. CEO Mark Turner sported a bright pink tutu, as did HR director Julie Atwood and nurse Jamaila Torbett.
Bidding was fierce for the dozen or so silent auction items, which raised money for the Loma Linda University Health Cancer Center.
Part of the purpose of the walk is to drive home the importance of getting annual mammograms. Patients who get mammograms at MCH receive the most advanced diagnostic technology with the Genius 3D mammography machine by Hologic, Inc. To schedule a mammogram at MCH, call (909) 436-3130.
For more than 20 years, the Soroptimists have partnered with MCH on their Mammogrant program, which offers applicants free diagnostic mammograms in October.
The Soroptimists handed out their new brochure, a health and wellness directory. They plan to hold four health and wellness seminars in the coming year.