Mercy and Komen for the Cure to Host Business & Healthcare Dialogue

Oct 20, 2009

Mercy and Komen for the Cure to Host Business & Healthcare Dialogue

Topic: Luncheon on breast cancer advocacy to feature cancer physicians, U.S. and state representatives and Komen’s Northeast Ohio advocacy chair | Contact:

Canton, Ohio: Together with the Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Mercy Medical Center will hold its second Business & Healthcare Community Dialogue on Mon., Oct. 26, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Mercy Hall Auditorium. This year’s topic will be “Breast Cancer Advocacy – the Medical, Spiritual and Economic Impact.”

Invited panelists include:

• Dina K. Rooney, M.D., and Russell L. Ramey, M.D., Mercy cancer physicians, who will share the medical perspective – their challenges, triumphs and hopes for treating patients with breast cancer.

• Representatives from U.S. Senator George Voinovich, U.S. Congressman John Boccieri offices and Ohio Senator Kirk Schuring and Rep. Stephen Slesnick, who will share the legislative perspective – public policy and the economic impact of cancer.

• Pam Mascio, advocacy chair and past president of Northeast Ohio Susan G. Komen for the Cure, who will share a personal perspective – the vision for a world without breast cancer.

Space is limited and reservations required by Wed., Oct. 21. To reserve a seat, call Mercy Medical Center at 330-489-1333 or send an email to

About Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen

Since 1994, primarily through the Komen Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure®, the Komen Northeast Ohio Affiliate has raised $15 million to provide funding and support to Northeast Ohio agencies working to end breast cancer forever. In 2009, the Affiliate board of directors approved 25 grants to fund programs that provide access to mammograms and treatment for women from all backgrounds, breast health education and ongoing support to women, men, their families and friends. To learn more, visit

About Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see