10th Anniversary Bras Across the Bridge Raises more than $43,000 for Baptist Health Care Foundation’s Mammogram Fund

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2019) – The 10th Annual Bras Across the Bridge held Oct. 5 raised more than $43,000 for Baptist Health Care Foundation’s Mammogram Fund.

The Mammogram Fund provides mammograms to women in our community who are not financially able to afford one on their own and raises awareness and support for early detection. For every $100 raised through the Foundation, one mammogram can be provided to a woman in need. 

Since the beginning of this program, free screenings have been provided to 2,021 women. As a result of these screenings, 411 women required additional testing, 47 required biopsies and 18 were diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Nearly 500 new bras were donated by Bras Across the Bridge participants. The Foundation will donate these bras to several local organizations that help women and girls in need including Pathways for Change, Opening Doors of Northwest Florida and Suit Yourself of United Methodist Church.

Baptist Health Care Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors: Pensacola Honda; The Grand Marlin Restaurant & Oyster Bar; Soft Rock 94.1; Magic 106.1; Nash 102.7; Jet 100.3; WCOA 1370; WEAR ABC3; Pensacola News Journal & Bella Magazine; Acumen Medical Imaging & Interventional; Andrews Institute Rehabilitation – Crestview; Broadway in Pensacola at the Saenger Theatre; Cats at the Saenger Theatre 2/15-16/19; Cox; Fisher Cabinet; Gulf Power; MJ Live @ Saenger Theatre 11/4/19; PPX Imaging, Inc.; Restore Plastic Surgery; Trulieve; Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Atmore, Ala.; HYTORC of Northwest Florida; Liberty Sertoma; Navy Federal Credit Union; Performance Machining Services, Inc.; Arthur A. Shimek, P.A.; The Surgery Group and Aries & Renee Wilkins.

Those wanting more information or to make a donation to this cause can contact foundation@bhcpns.org or 850.469.7906 or visit BaptistHealthCareFoundation.org. 

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About Baptist Health Care 

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life’s journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Baptist Medical Park – Pace ● Baptist Medical Park – Airport ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Cardiology Consultants