Chef Danny Serfer's restaurant in northeast Miami has turned pink for the month of October. He spoke about his mother's experience with breast cancer and about the menu he devised for the month. Breast cancer survivor Georgee Kluck was moved by what Serfer is doing. Meantime, Jackson Memorial Hospital physician Cristina Mata spoke about a new mobile digital mammography unit.
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At Blue Collar in northeast Miami they're cooking up a way to contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer.
Chef Danny Serfer opened the restaurant less than a year ago and decided to turn Blue Collar pink for the month of October.
"Well, my mom died 10 years ago this month of breast cancer. So, we thought what better way to kind of honor her and try to help out breast cancer awareness and research than by raising a bunch of money for the Komen Foundation," Serfer said.
One patron in particular was moved by what Serfer is doing for breast cancer month: survivor Georgee Kluck.
"I appreciate what he does. I appreciate that he's bringing awareness to the cause and for those of us that are survivors and those of us that have lost people. My husband lost his last wife to breast cancer it couldn't be more," she said.
Jackson Health System is helping to bring early detection to more women in Miami-Dade, digitally.
The new mobile digital mammography unit will officially be unveiled tomorrow at the government center then it goes on the road providing convenient digital mammograms to women in their own neighborhoods.
"The digital offers a lot of benefits for patients. It is quicker, it is less painful, it has better quality and it's more efficient," said Cristina Mata, a physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital.