Throughout October, AdventHealth Waterman hosted and attended several activities and educational events to promote the importance of breast health and the early detection of breast cancer.
Through events such as the women’s health expo Pinking Ceremony, the sixth annual PINK OUT™ 5K Walk/Run, and the sixth annual Ladies Legacy Luncheon, the hospital raised more than $57,000 for the AdventHealth Waterman Foundation’s cancer care fund which supports cancer education and screenings, including mammograms for those in need.
Attendees were encouraged to donate a new bra for the Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties women’s shelter. The community helped AdventHealth Waterman donate nearly 300 bras for local women in need.
In addition, local businesses in Lake County also supported these fundraising efforts. During October, several area businesses donated a portion of sales, while others sold tags for AdventHealth Waterman’s signature lawn flamingos.
The participating businesses included:
• Bella Toscana Med Spa, 1699 Mayo Dr., Tavares
• Danny Len Buick GMC, 17605 US-441, Mount Dora
• SuperWash Express, 18805 US-441, Mount Dora
• Lake/Bay Pharmacy, 710 N. Bay St., Eustis
• Gator Harley-Davidson, 1745 US-441, Leesburg
AdventHealth Waterman also supported various community events during October, including the Food Bank Screening event, Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Tavares Chamber of Commerce member luncheon, National Night Out, City of Eustis benefit fair and Lake Sumter State College benefit fair.
In addition to the funds raised, AdventHealth Waterman also perform 3D mammograms for a special low-rate of $30 during October. During the month, AdventHealth Waterman provided more than 1,000 3D mammograms.