Fort Lauderdale – The City of Lauderdale Lakes Swimming Pool Complex hosted the 2nd Annual Breaststroke for Cancer Swim-a-thon Oct. 26. The event, which raise more than $1,000 to fight breast cancer in the local community, featured Broward Health Community Health Services as a community resource to promote breast cancer awareness.
Sixty swimmers participated in the swim-a-thon, including several Broward Health employees and their families. “It is good to see all levels of the community support a cause that helps promote breast cancer awareness. Broward Health was instrumental in helping us impart such an important message,” said Terrence Williams, coordinator of the City of Lauderdale Lakes Swimming Complex.
The health service was on hand to discuss access points available for receiving mammograms and reviewed the American Cancer Society’s triple touch methodology with attendees.
Astrid Perovanovic, outreach representative for Broward Health Community Services, provided information to attendees on the many benefits of establishing a medical home with Broward Health community and school health centers.
“In addition to educating attendees on breast health, Broward Health offered literature on the federal healthcare marketplace, as well as
ways to successfully apply. We always enjoy partnering with municipalities to better serve the public,” said Vince Johnson, outreach services manager for Broward Health Community Health Services.