Media Advisory: Ohio Mammography Day to Raise Awareness for Early Detection

October 19, 2011

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 Mammography Day.

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. High St.

Dr. Richard 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.

State staff 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 successfully treated.

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Contact: Gina Bericchia, Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations,

Contact Media Staff

Amanda Harper

Director of Media Relations

614-685-5420 (direct)

614-293-3737 (main)

Media staff are available by calling 614-293-3737 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


If after hours, please call 614-293-8000 (ask the operator to page the hospital administrative manager).

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