Fredericksburg, VA (PRUnderground) October 1st, 2019. Advanced technology converges with local history as Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg partners with Washington Heritage Museums in spreading breast cancer awareness this October. During regular tour hours, throughout October, the community is invited to place pink ribbons on the fence in front of the Mary Washington House. This yearly tradition honors those who battled breast cancer, celebrates survivors and promotes routine screening and early detection.
“Mary’s Ribbons” began several years ago, named after the mother of our nation’s first president. August 25, 2019, marked the 230th anniversary of the death of Mary Ball Washington who was said to have a “malignancy of the breast”, now known as breast cancer. Advances in modern medicine have led to the eradication of many diseases, but breast cancer continues to affect one in eight women each year. Through annual breast screening and advancements in technology, early detection has led to greater treatment options and survival rates as high as 99%.
Ribbons are available at Mary Washington House and any of the five Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg locations. All are encouraged to participate free of charge. Ribbons tied to the fence will remain throughout the month of October.
Participants are also encouraged to write the names of their loved ones in the Book of Honor and Remembrance located within the house. To ensure that more survivors are celebrated each year, the community is encouraged to schedule their annual mammogram by calling (540) 741-XRAY (9729).
Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF), a partnership between Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg and Mary Washington Healthcare, is ranked among the top 100 radiology groups in the nation by the Radiology Business Journal. Their Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Radiologists serve the community in five counties in Virginia with convenient access to the highest level of care for the greatest value in the region. As the only medical imaging group in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive the Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) designation, MIF is the largest provider of radiology and vascular surgery services in the area. Outpatient services are offered at five locations: Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg on Sam Perry Boulevard, Medical Imaging of North Stafford, the Imaging Center for Women on Hospital Drive, Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill and the Imaging Center for Women at North Stafford. For more information contact (540) 741-XRAY (9729).