East Valley student raises money for ‘Ohana

East Valley student raises money for ‘Ohana

Brandon Cox, 18, made a quilt with his great-grandmother to honor those who have fought breast cancer as part of his senior project at East Valley High School. He also solicited donations for a chance to win the quilt after it was finished, with a goal of earning $150 to donate to the ‘Ohana Mammography Center at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital – and he nearly doubled his goal!

Brandon and his mom, Leanne Cox, stopped by ‘Ohana to donate the $280 he raised through his project, and ‘Ohana Director Nancy Roehr selected the winner of the quilt from a random drawing. Congratulations to Sue Ellis!

Where can I find mammography services in Yakima?

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital provides a full spectrum of breast health services at ‘Ohana Mammography Center, located at 1515 W. Yakima Ave. ‘Ohana offers a supportive and caring environment that includes the most advanced digital technology available, providing patients the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Why are mammograms important?

Early detection remains a woman’s best defense in the battle against breast cancer. Like all cancers, breast cancer develops when abnormal cells in the body change and grow out of control. When problematic breast tissue cells are diagnosed early, the prognosis for cure is extremely high.

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule a mammogram, call (509) 574-3863. ‘Ohana is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday and from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  ‘Ohana also offers walk-in clinic hours for screening mammograms on Fridays, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary – just bring the name of your primary care physician. Patients will be seen in the order of arrival. Spanish interpreters are available.

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