Novant Health FMC Foundation Partners with Local Panera Bread Locations to Improve Access to 3-D Mammograms

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This month, customers at Panera Bread restaurants in Clemmons, Kernersville as well as two locations in Winston-Salem now have the ability to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar in support of the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation’s efforts to improve community access to 3-D mammograms.

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“Early detection and prevention are keys to beating breast cancer,” said Heather Egan, a development officer with the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. “This is a way the whole community can share excitement by helping more women have access to mammograms.”

This month, customers at Panera Bread restaurants in Clemmons, Kernersville as well as two locations in Winston-Salem now have the ability to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar in support of the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation’s efforts to improve community access to 3-D mammograms.

Money raised during the change roll-up campaign will go toward a brand new mobile mammography unit that will be equipped with 3-D technology and allows the Novant Health Breast Center to expand community mammography services in the Triad. 3-D technology increases chances of finding a small cancerous lesion by 41 percent over previous 2-D technology.

“Early detection and prevention are keys to beating breast cancer,” said Heather Egan, a development officer with the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. “This is a way the whole community can share excitement by helping more women have access to mammograms.”

The current campaign is with Panera Bread’s largest franchisee Covelli Enterprises and lasts through Feb. 28. Novant Health is the first health system in Winston-Salem to offer 3-D technology on a mobile unit.

About Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation

The philanthropic efforts of Novant Health’s foundations inspire giving that supports programs and initiatives having direct patient impact. Novant Health’s network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 26,000 team members who provide care at over 470 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system cares for more than 4.4 million patients annually in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

Our regional foundations focus on critical needs in five areas: infants and children, cancer, heart and vascular, stroke and neurosciences and research and education.

Through the generous support of individuals, families, companies and grant-making institutions, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation supports Novant Health in its mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.

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