Centerpoint Medical Center
October 01, 2013

  • There are many ways to promote awareness of breast cancer: by wearing ribbon pins, buying sponsored pink products, doing a run/walk with friends.  Centerpoint is donning pink gloves! Throughout the month of October staff members will execute Project Pink Gloves adorning Generation Pink exam gloves in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Medline, the manufacturers of Generation Pink gloves, will donate $1 of every case purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 
  • Centerpoint Medical Center will host supplementary mammogram screening sessions 8 – 11:30 a.m. every Saturday in October (Screenings are also available Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).  All participants must preregister by calling (816) 698-8112 or register online at  Everyone receiving a mammogram screening in October will get a complimentary breast cancer awareness bag with her screening.  On Saturday, October 19th, Aruna Rokkam, MD, medical oncologist and Centerpoint Medical Center’s leading breast specialist, will be available for questions from 9 - 10 a.m. in the Breast Center at Centerpoint Medical Center. 
  • Centerpoint employees will also take part in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk by raising funds throughout the month of October for cancer research.