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For release: September 19, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681,

Muffins for Mammograms available for pre-order
Annual program provides free mammograms

Now in its 21st year, Akron General and Main Street Gourmet’s Muffins for Mammograms program has raised more than $600,000, which has, in turn, been used to provide free mammograms for more than 8,000 uninsured women throughout Northeast Ohio.

This year’s Muffins for Mammograms event will feature the two most popular muffins, blueberry and French toast, which are available for advance order of $150 or more online at, and will be delivered October 16 to locations within Summit County. Orders must be received by September 27. Same-day muffin sales of smaller quantities also will be held October 16 from 7-10 a.m. at five convenient Akron General Health System locations:
  • Akron General Medical Center, 400 Wabash Ave., Akron
  • Akron General Health & Wellness Center—West, 4125 Medina Rd, Montrose
  • Akron General Health & Wellness Center—North, 4300 Allen Rd., Stow
  • Akron General Health & Wellness Center – Green, 1940 Town Park Blvd., Uniontown
  • Lodi Community Hospital, 225 Elyria St., Lodi

The purchase of 42 muffins covers the cost of one mammogram with this program. An infographic with more statistics about the Muffins program is available for download here

The Muffins for Mammograms program distributes breast health information with the muffins and raises much-needed funds to pay for mammograms throughout the year for women who are uninsured. Akron General and Main Street Gourmet, with the help of the WQMX 94.9 FM Bosom Buddies Program, are happy to be marking the program’s 21st successful year. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 330-344-7170. For more information on qualifying for a free mammogram, call 330-344-5760 or 330-344-BRST (2778).

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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