Mayor Proclaims October 2021 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Published on October 14 2021 10:02 am
Last Updated on October 14 2021 10:03 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham Mayor Mike Schutzbach has signed a proclamation designating October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the city, urging all women to take precautions to prevent breast cancer.

Joining the Mayor from HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital and the hospital's Women's Wellness Center were (STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT) Tricia Waldhoff, mammography technologist; Ashley Davis, nurse navigator; Dr. Ruben Boyajian, medical director of women's wellness and cancer care services; Adam Storm, imaging manager; and Mike Janis, executive director of ancillary and outpatient services. 

Research shows that deaths from breast cancer could be reduced if women follow breast cancer screening recommendations, including routine mammography, regular examinations by a physician, and monthly breast self-examinations. 

To learn more about breast cancer prevention, visit To learn more about the women's health services offered at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, visit