COLUMBUS, Ohio – Leaders of the Ohio Legislative Cancer Caucus, The Ohio State University
Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J.
Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for
the Cure are working together to raise awareness
of the importance of early detection of breast cancer for Ohio
Media are invited
to attend the event at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday (10/20) at the Capitol Theater
Lobby in the Vern Riffe Center
for Government and the Arts, 77 S.
Goldberg, physician-in-chief at OSUCCC – James, will address the importance of
early detection. Other speakers include Ohio Legislative Cancer Caucus
co-chairs, Senator Jim Hughes and Representative Anne Gonzales, and Mary Mertz,
breast cancer survivor and volunteer for Komen Columbus.
members will be able to register for their yearly mammogram and learn more
about the importance of early detection and regular breast cancer screenings
throughout the day.
As part of Breast
Cancer Awareness month, the third Thursday of October is designated as Ohio
Mammography Day to promote the importance of identifying breast cancer in its
earliest stages, and thus improve the chances that the disease can be