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‘Mammos & Mimosas’ Merges Breast Care with Food, Festivities & Fun

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) will host its annual “Mammos & Mimosas” event October 27. “Mammos & Mimosas” is a Saturday morning brunch event where guests can enjoy a variety of food options, mimosas, music, local retailers and demonstrations in addition to having a private clinical breast exam and mammogram. This year’s event is from 9 a.m.-noon at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus.

Women in the U.S. have a 1-in-8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Mammograms can help find or detect breast cancer early, even before a lump can be felt. Annual mammograms are recommended for women ages 40 and up who do not have a family history of breast cancer. Mammograms should be accompanied by clinical breast exams, which will be performed by a Baton Rouge General physician at the event, while mammograms will be performed by a mammography technician from BRG’s Women’s Center.

“Getting mammogram is not my favorite thing to do, but since I have to get one, this would be the way to go,” said 2017 attendee Pam Krechting. “The jazz brunch was amazing.”

In addition to food, drinks and screenings, Massage Envy, European Wax Center and Bra Genie and other local retailers will be at the event with product demonstrations and giveaways.

Registration is $20, and covers the brunch, mimosas and mammograms. To register, visit

Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center was the Baton Rouge area’s first accredited comprehensive breast center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. BRG’s breast imaging center was also named a breast imaging center of excellence by the American College of Radiology for the past two years.

The hospital also opened The Healing Boutique in March, a first-of-its-kind retail shop offering supplies and resources for both men and women with all types of cancer. The full-service store, located in the BRG Gift Shop, specializes in cancer-related items that span the full spectrum of patient needs, from pillows and journals to lotions and hats, to eyebrow kits, wigs and prosthetics. It is the only space of its kind in the area that’s open after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.