Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) and McDonald’s of Washington Court House hosted their first “McBreak for Breakfast” on Friday, Oct. 30.
This drive-thru event was held at FCMH, under the awning of the main entrance. Participants were given a free pink bagged breakfast, gift and information about breast cancer awareness. During the event, donations to the FCMH Foundation, which functions as the fundraising arm of the hospital in support of its mission and charitable purposes, were accepted and over $1,500 was collected for the foundation.
According to FCMH Director of Foundation and Marketing, Chelsie Hornsby, this event would not have been possible without the generosity of FCMH Foundation board members and owner and operator of the Washington Court House McDonald’s, Nick Epifano. The business donated the breakfast items that were given to participants.
“We’re so very fortunate for Nick’s contributions,” Hornsby said. “We plan on making McBreak for Breakfast an annual event in October to help increase breast cancer awareness. We appreciate all of the donations and the continued community support.”
“We’re so happy to be a part of this,” Epifano, owner/operator of McDonald’s of Fayette County, said. “If we can help save one person’s life through this, what a blessing that would be. Having a mother who had breast cancer, I know the importance of awareness and early detection. I think it’s fantastic that we can get together and help bring awareness to the community, get information out about the new Women’s Center, and just really talk about the hospital.”
In addition to the breakfast, FCMH and Fayette County McDonald’s Restaurants held the “Happy Meals that Help” campaign on Oct. 17 and 18. With each purchase of any Happy Meal, McDonald’s donated $1 to the FCMH Foundation. Participating McDonald’s locations included 280 S. Elm St. and 1401 Leesburg Ave. in Washington C.H., and 12518 Old U.S. Route 35 Northwest in Jeffersonville.
Fayette County Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital (25 bed hospital) with over 30 healthcare providers, complete with a full spectrum of healthcare services.
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