Mammograms And Biopsies For Needy Women Funded Through Glam-A-Thon Donation
Glam-A-Thon, a South Florida-based nonprofit that raises money for breast cancer-related causes, recently donated $40,000 to the Memorial Foundation to fund mammograms and biopsies at Memorial Cancer Institute. The money will benefit uninsured and underinsured women and was raised at Glam-A-Thon’s “Lipstick Lounge Rock the Runway” event and through the philanthropic efforts of its members.
A plaque recognizing the event’s 2022 Glammy Award honorees will be placed at the cancer institute.
Glam-A-Thon President Tammy Gail, a breast cancer survivor herself, was joined by board members for the check presentation. Representing Memorial’s foundation and cancer institute were Kevin Janser, Babette Kosar, Tiffany Panciera, Dr. Brian Hunis, and Meredith Feinberg.
A new home for the Memorial Cancer Institute is expected to open in 2023 adjacent to Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines. The four-story structure will house radiation oncology, a breast center, hematology-oncology clinic, the Moffitt Malignant Hematology and Cellular Therapy Clinic, and an infusion clinic. It will also feature an image recovery area, conference center, physician offices, private suites, a rooftop garden, and meditation room. The building was designed to meet the needs of patients and their caregivers and incorporates input received from current and former patients, physicians, and staff.
Memorial Cancer Institute is the 5th largest cancer center in Florida, treating nearly 5,200 new patients last year.