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Hospital Foundation Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Dr. James Long, a plastic surgeon at Magnolia Regional Health Center, speaks to women at the foundation luncheon about options after breast cancer surgery and treatment. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

An estimated 160 women attended the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon at Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club on Friday in Corinth.

The luncheon was sponsored by Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Foundation with help from a Susan G. Komen grant.

The women were treated to a free lunch made by the hospital’s dietary department and also received breast cancer awareness gift bags.

Dr. James N. Long, plastic surgeon at MRHC, gave a presentation on options women have after breast cancer surgery and treatment.

Magnolia Foundation Director Tracy Moore said the annual luncheon always draws a full house.

“Our mission is to improve the health and well being of the community,” Moore said.

Moore also noted that MRHC, including the West Clinic, offer many cancer treatment and detection services. This month, the hospital has a discounted rate of $65 on mammograms, and 3-D mammography is available.

The West Clinic was the Courage Sponsor of the Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.

The Magnolia Foundation is a nonprofit healthcare charity that helps the community in many ways. Currently, the foundation is working on a capital campaign to build an education center with an auditorium and six classrooms on the hospital campus, Moore noted.

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