The fifth annual “All About You” event, held at La Cita Country
Club on October 8, 2011, was attended by more than 200 women, who enjoyed
a day of festivities especially for women. The day included food, holiday
shopping, a 50/50 raffle and a chance to bid on high-end gift baskets.
Event Chair Linda Fliss and Katherine Musick, of La Cita Country Club,
presented a check for $4,617 to Marsha Richardson, Parrish Medical Center
(PMC) oncology program coordinator and breast health navigator, and Richard
Boggs, chairman of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation board of directors.
Proceeds will benefit the PMC Breast Health Program by providing mammograms
to approximately 50 uninsured or underinsured women.
According to the American Cancer Society, 230,480 American women will be
diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Numerous studies have shown that
early detection saves lives and increases treatment options.
“Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means
that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly
before it has spread”, said Marsha Richardson. In 2009, the “All
About You” event provided financial assistance to 48 women and those
who were diagnosed with breast cancer contribute their early stage diagnosis
and good prognosis to receiving the assistance they needed.
“As a three time breast cancer survivor,” said Linda Fliss,
“I want to make sure that women do their regular self examinations
and have their screening mammograms. Through our efforts and the annual
"All About You" events, I know we have helped save lives.”
“We are so thankful to Linda for once again choosing the PMC program
to receive these funds,” said Richard Boggs.