Adventist Midwest Health: First Hospital Group in Illinois to Create Flash Mob Dance for Breast Cancer Screenings
BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Adventist Midwest Health was the first hospital in Illinois and one of the first in the country to hold a flash mob dance in the lobby of a hospital. The dance, which was the collaboration of the four regional suburban Chicago Adventist Midwest Health hospitals, was performed to the karaoke version of the Taio Cruz song “Higher” in the lobby of the Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.
The video, which was videotaped in June and released today on YouTube (http://youtu.be/L4nEpWqNs6E) calls attention to the need for early detection of breast cancer through annual mammograms. AMH encourages women to call 630-856-7070 to make a mammogram appointment. The dance was professionally choreographed, but nurses, physicians, and even patients spontaneously joined in the fun. The video features hip hopping and break dancing healthcare workers.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than one in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about one in 35. Breast cancer death rates have been going down which is attributed to early diagnosis and improved treatment. Currently, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States
It is because of these statistics that nurses, physicians and administrative staff from all four regional suburban Chicago Adventist Midwest Health locations teamed up to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of yearly mammograms.
Adventist Midwest Health hospitals include: Adventist Bolingbrook, Adventist GlenOaks, Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals. Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
SOURCE Adventist Midwest Health