Mercy ANGEL Network was presented the Debra A. Green Community Service Award at Medical Mutual’s Hattitude Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch on Saturday, April 1 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. Named after Green, vice president, social responsibility and chief diversity officer at Medical Mutual, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, the award is given to a local breast cancer awareness advocate. Mercy Medical Center adopted a local chapter of the African American Women Nurturing and Giving Each Other Life (ANGEL) Network in 2005 to focus on reversing the trend of higher mortality rates among African American women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Mercy ANGEL Network has approximately 75 ANGEL volunteers spreading lifesaving messages about breast health, early detection and screening programs. Due to their efforts and commitment, more African American women are visiting Mercy Medical Center for mammograms. Mercy ANGEL Network is supported in part by a grant from the Northeast Ohio affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Diane Wofsey, R.N., BSN, coordinator of Mercy Breast Care Center, was a keynote speaker at Hattitude and accepted the award on behalf of all Mercy ANGELs. To learn more about Mercy ANGEL Network, visit cantonmercy.org/angel-network.
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