October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off with Save-A-Rack Fundraiser

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Regional West’s Breast Health Center wants to remind you and those you love to be screened for breast cancer.

In the spirit of raising awareness, Regional West is excited to team up with Backaracks Bar and Grill and KNEB for the fifth annual Save a Rack bra decorating auction. The community is welcome to attend and everyone is encouraged to decorate a bra and drop it off at Backaracks before Friday, Oct. 13.

Make plans to attend the bra auction Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Backaracks. The night will feature special shirts for sale as well as a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Festival of Hope. For more information, contact Backaracks at 308-633-2712.

“There were 1,500 new cases of breast cancer in Nebraska and 400 new cases of breast cancer in Wyoming in 2017.  However, it’s important to note that early detection and better therapy have resulted in a significant decrease in mortality since 1990. We greatly appreciate all of the entries supporting the Save-a-Rack event that promotes awareness of breast cancer and raises money for the Festival of Hope, said Vincent Bjorling, MD, Regional West Physicians Clinic internal medicine physician. 

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer (second only to skin cancer) and affects mostly women, although men can be diagnosed. Early detection can mean a full recovery, so it’s important to check yourself monthly, schedule an annual exam and, if you’re over 40, schedule an annual mammogram. To schedule an appointment, call your Regional West provider today. To schedule a mammogram, contact Scheduling Services at Regional West at 308-630-2700.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 182-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.