10th Annual Bras Across the Bridge

October 5, 2019

10TH ANNIVERSARY BRAS ACROSS THE BRIDGE RAISES MORE THAN $43,000 FOR BAPTIST HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION’S MAMMOGRAM FUND

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 at the 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.