Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage” on August 16

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: July 28, 2014

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, August 16 in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage. “Pink at Portage” offers women getting their mammography screenings a complimentary brunch and massage one Saturday a month.

Mammograms are an essential tool to the early detection of breast cancer. Early detection is important, as the chances of the successful treatment of breast cancer are greater in the beginning stages, with a greater range of treatment options available, less extensive surgery, and better outcomes. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 or older, or those considered at risk, receive a mammogram each year.

To participate in Pink at Portage, a woman must be age 40 or older and know the date of their last mammogram. Insurance will be charged and only covers one mammogram annually. For more information or to pre-register, call 219-983-8392.

Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton, Marshall and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties on the medical staff, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care.