breast cancer events

Breast Cancer Events In Your Community

WellnessSeptember 27, 2017

In the past ten years, October has become more than just another month of the year. It’s a 31-day period that represents the battle of breast cancer, the courage of those fighting it, and the cure that we are all working towards. October is a time when we celebrate, educate, and carry on the legacy of breast cancer survivors and fighters.

In the spirit of that, our partner hospitals hold a variety of events focused on breast cancer. From breast cancer screenings to 5Ks, here’s what’s happening in West Central Ohio. We hope you will join the (very meaningful) fun and show support in your community!


During the month of October, Panera Bread has a special Pink Ribbon Bagel. This seasonal treat is flavored with cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla, and brown sugar. (We can attest – it’s delicious!) A portion of Pink Ribbon Bagel sales benefit local breast cancer organizations.

Mercer Health

Free Breast Cancer Screening

Wednesday, October 18
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weight Management Center
Mercer Health West Campus
830 W. Main St.
Coldwater, OH

Appointments are required. To make an appointment or learn more, call 419-678-5216.
This screening is a clinical exam and does not include a mammogram.

St. Rita’s Medical Center

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 14, 2017
University of Northwestern Ohio
1441 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, OH

Registration starts at 8:30 am, and the walk begins at 9:30 am. You can register online or at the event on Saturday morning.

St. Rita’s is a sponsor of this event, which is hosted by The American Cancer Society. It’s a noncompetitive 3-5 mile walk that brings our community together to raise awareness and funds. The proceeds go toward innovative research, providing free information and support, and helping people reduce their risk for breast cancer.

Open House at Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center

Sunday, October 24
6:00 pm
601 State Rte. 224
Ottawa, OH
There will be a blessing over the new 3D unit.

Women’s Wellness Holiday Event

Wednesday, November 15
6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Sycamore Lake Wine Company
9660 Mayberry Rd.
Columbus Grove, OH

This special event benefits the Sherry Halker Pink Ribbon Warrior Fund. Sherry was a Nurse Care Manager at St. Rita’s who passed away suddenly in 2012. Members of the St. Rita’s Wellness Program started this event to raise funds to assist uninsured and underinsured women with breast cancer imaging and cancer treatment. Guests can enjoy wine, refreshments, music, and more.

Grand Lake Health System

Everyone who receives a mammogram during the month of October will get a special goody bag!

Wigs & Wine – Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group
6:30 pm
Brew Nation
110 S. Main St.
Celina, OH
For more information, call 419-584-1900.

The Community Outreach and Medical Imaging teams will be presenting information about breast cancer awareness and education at the following events and locations:

Monday, October 3
WCSM’s Annual Senior Fair
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Romer’s Westlake Lodge
1100 S. Main St.
Celina, OH 45822

Admission is free.

Monday, October 9
WCSM Radio Interview
12:30 pm

Tuesday, October 10
Wagner’s IGA
Minster: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bremen: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 17
WKKI Radio Interview
7:45 am

Tuesday, October 24
12:00 – 2:30 pm
Agape Wellness Program
St. Marys, OH

Wednesday, October 25
1:00 – 2:00 pm
New Bremen Senior Citizen Center
700 E. Monroe St.
New Bremen, OH 45869

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital

Tailgate for Cancer

Saturday, October 7
Eagles Parking Lot
404 E. Spring St.
St. Marys, OH

Gates open at 1:00 pm, and OSU game begins at 3:30 pm! The game will be shown on multiple big screens. There will be food, live music, and auctions.

Tailgate for Cancer 5K

Register here!

Race day packet pickup: 7:00 – 8:45 a.m.
5K Run: 9:15 a.m.
5K Walk: 9:20 a.m.

Eagles Parking Lot
404 E. Spring St.
St. Mary’s OH

Van Wert County Hospital

Caring for Me – Women’s Health & Wellness Event
Thursday, October 12
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wellness Center Conference Room

There will be two special sessions:

Everything You Never Knew About Your Hormones
Presented by Dr. Helen Otteno, OB/GYN

Self Defense Moves For Women of All Ages
Presented by the Van Wert Police Department

In addition to a light lunch, health screenings, dexa scans, derma scans, mini massages, mammography FAQs, prizes, and “Ask an OB/GYN.”