For the fifth consecutive year, a record-breaking donation was received by the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital from the annual “Ride for a Cure” spin-cycling fundraiser, the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation announced.
The very special event held at the Santa Clarita Athletic Club on October 18 raised an unprecedented $14,920 for the Breast Center.
All proceeds from “Ride for a Cure” are being donated to the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center to help provide early detection, treatment and support for breast cancer patients.
“Ride for a Cure” is the brainchild of local spin instructor Janet Cheveres, who created the event to raise funds—and awareness — during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Cheveres believes that the role of the Breast Center in early detection and thus early, successful treatment is critical to survival. With that in mind and a little effort, “Ride for a Cure” was born and has been a highly successful event for the past five years.
“According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes,” Cheveres said. “The numbers are scary and staggering. Taking action is more important to me than simply wearing pink in October. This is why I support The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center.”
“The support our Breast Center receives from our community is fantastic,” said Mara Shay, RN, Manager of the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center. “We are so grateful for the dedication and generosity of Janet Cheveres and everyone who takes part every year in ‘Ride for a Cure.’”
About Henry Mayo
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is a 368-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. The hospital recently opened a new patient tower that includes 90 private patient rooms and a new Center for Women and Newborns, also with all private rooms. Henry Mayo is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a STEMI Receiving Center. The hospital features state-of-the-art inpatient facilities, a neonatal intensive care unit, catheterization lab, infusion center, breast center and an outpatient surgery center. Additional services include cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, spine and joint, behavioral health and acute rehab, as well as cancer, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit henrymayo.com or call 661-200-2000.