Racing for the Cure 2017

Honor and Encourage

With blue ink in their pens and pink in their hearts, thousands stopped by the Methodist booth at the 2017 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to sign remembrances on two giant banners. The notes they wrote were to honor and encourage survivors of breast cancer.

“We’re encouraging people to sign those banners and tell us why they’re here,” said Jenni Stoll, senior director of marketing at Methodist Health System. “It’s really a moment for them to reflect and think about how important it is to raise awareness for this terrible disease.”

On the horizon

Along with signing the banner, visitors learned about Methodist Mobile Mammography, coming soon to the Omaha area. The venture is an opportunity for women to receive life-saving breast exams at a convenient location.

“We are thrilled and excited to launch that next spring,” said Patty Bauer, MSHA, RN, RRT, service executive at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. “Early detection and screening is the number one strategy to beat breast cancer. So for us to be out in the community, not only serving those underserved and uninsured but also corporate businesses, it’s going to be an easy, accessible way for patients to have a mammogram.”


Methodist is a proud annual sponsor of the Race for the Cure. Check out this video of this year’s event.