Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Turns MAG Pink

Oct 9, 2016News

Oncology Staff will be onsite during a health fair at one of the region’s largest all-girls soccer tournament as the complex turns pink for a visual reminder that
 early screening saves lives.
WHO: Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center and Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Overland Park Regional Medical Center- part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider-and Official Healthcare Providers for Heartland Soccer Association and Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex
WHAT: The Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex fields will PINK OUT during Heartland’s Sport Shake Midwest All-Girls Tournament
WHEN10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
WHERE: Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, 135th and Switzer
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Oncology staff will be onsite to answer questions about the importance of early screening.
WHY: The award-winning Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex will PINK OUTas thousands of girl soccer players representing 280 teams and more than 4500 players from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and other surrounding states take to the fields for Heartland’s Sport Shake Midwest All-Girls Tournamenthosted by Heartland Soccer Association. The GO PINK presence is designed to raise awareness for October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and remind women to get their mammogram because early detection saves lives. The tournament features teams from seven states, drawing thousands of children, parents, grandparents and families from across the region in one of the Kansas City metropolitan area’s largest all-girl annual soccer tournaments.
Field marshals and Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex staff will be dressed in PINK attire and players will use PINK soccer balls during the tournament and fans and supporters are encouraged to wear PINK to show their support. In addition, Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center will have a display booth teaching women how to perform a proper breast self-exam and educating tournament goers about their nationally accredited breast programs, including mammogram and the benefits of their latest technology, 3D mammograms.
“We value our partnership with Heartland Soccer Association and Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex as we work together to help keep kids safe on and off the fields,” says Nasim Ahmadiyeh, M.D., Ph.D., board certified and fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health and Medical Staff at Menorah Medical Center. “This community event gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early detection-and that it helps saves lives when it comes to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.”


“Our partnership with Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center is a valuable asset to the community and to our organization as we make a positive impact with athlete’s safety on and off the field,” says Shane Hackett, Executive Director, Heartland Soccer Association. “Last year’s event was incredibly energizing. Saturday’s unique partnership will help raise awareness for a disease that affects thousands of women each year- and what better time to do that than during one of the region’s most popular all-girls tournaments.”
In addition to promoting breast cancer awareness, the event will have breast health information, giveaways and staff available to answer questions. For more information about the soccer partnership, visit or call (913) 262-1412.                                                  ###
About Menorah Medical Center
Menorah Medical Center (MMC) – part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider – is a full-service, acute-care hospital located on the corner of 119th and Nall in Overland Park and Leawood. The hospital serves the community’s healthcare needs by providing compassionate care and some of the most advanced treatment options available in the Kansas City area, including the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center. Menorah has a medical staff with more than 600 physicians covering the spectrum of specialties and offers exceptional experiences and extraordinary medicine for adults, newborns, children and teens. The Menorah culture of excellence fuels a commitment to meet and exceed the highest medical standards and to continually search for new and better ways to care for patients. Menorah Medical Center was the first hospital in Johnson County to be dual certified as an accredited chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and certified stroke care center by The Joint Commission. Menorah Medical Center’s Neuroscience Program is comprised of the best physicians in the region who also have access and relationships with seven hospitals and hundreds of specialists in the HCA Midwest Health system.  Menorah’s Bariatric Program is a leader in the region and is recognized as a Center of Excellence through The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The program is also recognized by Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) for consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for weight loss surgery. The Commission on Cancer accredits Menorah Medical Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. The Breast Center at Menorah is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Menorah Medical Center is home to the da Vinci® for colorectal, ear, nose and throat, head and neck, gynecology, urology and general surgeries. In addition, Menorah was the first in the region with the da Vinci® Xi Surgical Robot, used for colorectal, gynecology and urology procedures. Menorah also features the area’s only CyberKnife, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Finally, The Women’s Center at Menorah includes perinatology; obstetrics, neonatology, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urology and surgery in a boutique setting that gives our patients top quality personal care. For more information about Menorah Medical Center, visit
About Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Overland Park Regional Medical Center (OPRMC) – part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider – is a licensed 343-bed facility offering pediatric and adult acute and outpatient medical services, which includes a network of more than 700 physicians offering more than 30 specialties. OPRMC is home to Johnson County’s only Level II Trauma Center, an accredited chest pain center, the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, The Women’s Center- which includes the region’s only dedicated antepartum unit and Johnson County’s most advanced NICU-among many other services.  In addition, the HCA Midwest Neonatal Transport Team, serving the Kansas City region and beyond, is headquartered at OPRMC. For more information on Overland Park Regional Medical Center, visit For breaking news follow OPRMC on Facebook and Twitter.
About HCA Midwest Health 
HCA Midwest Health is the Kansas City area¹s leading healthcare provider consisting of seven hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health is one of the area¹s largest private sector employers with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health facilities serving the Kansas City area include Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center.  Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.  Midwest Physicians currently represents 344 physicians, including 142 primary care providers and 197 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in 146 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas.  For more information, visit
About Heartland Soccer
Heartland Soccer Association is the region’s largest youth soccer league with over 1,300 teams, 22,000 players, 2,000 coaches and 2,200referees participating each season. Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 as the Johnson County Soccer League and has grown from an initial 600 players to its current size.  Today Heartland Soccer Association is a nonprofit and educational youth soccer association.  Although the base for Heartland Soccer is still Johnson County, it now draws teams to play in the league from throughout the metro area.  The Heartland tournaments draw teams from as many as a dozen states every year. For more information, visit