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Route 18 Auto teams up with Saint Peter’s to fight breast cancer with every car sold

Release date: 8/31/2016

Route 18 Auto teams up with Saint Peter’s to fight breast cancer with every car sold

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Route 18 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in East Brunswick is donating $50 for every new and used automobile sold during September and October to The Breast Center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. The Breast Center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the first breast center in central New Jersey – including Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer counties – to be accredited by the National Accreditation Programs for Brest Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The fund-raiser is timed to highlight National Breast Center Awareness Month, held each October. 
Bill McDonagh, owner/general manager of Route 18 Auto, has always recognized the importance of supporting the health and well-being of the community and said he is honored to continue his support of Saint Peter’s exceptional progress in the efforts against breast cancer.  
“Saint Peter’s Foundation is grateful for the support of Route 18 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for their generous support of The Breast Center,” said Michael Loch, director, annual giving, Saint Peter’s Foundation. “We are fortunate to partner with such a great company, which shares our commitment to fighting breast cancer. Together, we are making a difference in our community.”

Every dollar raised will be used to support breast cancer prevention and treatment programs. Additional donations will be accepted at http://www.rt18cjdr.com/reach-for-the-cure.htm
Members of The Breast Center pool their expertise in multiple medical specialties to design a customized treatment program for each patient. Using the most advanced oncology treatment options available, Saint Peter’s offers a full range of state-of-the-art services, including:
•    Women's Imaging
•    Screening and Diagnostic Mammography Services
•    Bone Density
•    Breast Surgery
•    Radiation Oncology
•    Survivorship Services
•    Moving On Therapeutic Exercise Program for Patients in Treatment
•    Nutrition and Social Services
•    Lymphedema Prevention and Rehabilitation
•    Wellness
•    Genetic Counseling

The American Cancer Society projects that there were nearly 232,000 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2015, its latest estimate. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options. Thanks in part to the public’s support the five-year relative survival rate for female invasive breast cancer patients has improved from 75 percent in the mid-1970s to 90 percent today. Today there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment. 

Again, please go to http://www.rt18cjdr.com/reach-for-the-cure.htm to donate to the Breast Center.

 

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