The women in our lives are asked so many questions daily – “What’s for dinner?” “Can you work late tonight?” “Can you drop me at practice?” But who’s asking women one of the most important questions? – “Have you scheduled your mammogram?” This month, #AskHer to make sure she gets this essential annual screening. It’s one question that could save her life.
Recognizing that so many women put the care of others before themselves, Atlantic Health System believes that it is up to each of us to remind the women in our lives to make their own health a priority. In response, Atlantic Health System has launched an exciting campaign, originally created by a group of innovative employees, to encourage breast cancer screening.
YOU have the opportunity to make a difference.
According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality by detecting cancers at an earlier stage; a recent review found a 38% decline in breast cancer mortality among women who were screened with mammography.
So what are you waiting for? Pop the question!
Join in and #AskHer:
1. “Pop the question” and ask the women around you if they’ve scheduled their mammograms this year. Looking for the right words? Grab fun #askher social media filters and send #askher notes to women you care about.
2. Atlantic Health System Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are posting content with the hashtag #askher. Join us! Follow us and share our#AskHer posts.
3. When you do ask someone close to you if she has scheduled her mammogram, film or take a photo of your “ask” moment. Post your photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be sure to use the #askher hashtag and tag Atlantic Health in your post!
Here are some more samples of the campaign at work!
Between October 3 and November 15, Atlantic Health System has created extended hours and added 1200 appointments for screening mammography at designated breast centers.
Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ
Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center
Medical Arts Center (MAC) II, Ground Floor
11 Overlook Road
Summit, NJ 07901
Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center
435 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Center for Breast Health at Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Hackettstown Medical Center – Women’s Imaging Suite
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
Breast Screening Center
333 Mount Hope Avenue
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Atlantic Health System is a leading non-profit health care delivery system in New Jersey with more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. The network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
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