September 28, 2011


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Women’s Center will host a free Women Helping Women luncheon program on Wednesday, October 19, at noon in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

Elizabeth Burgett Vaughn, a native of Maury County, will share her personal experiences as a breast cancer survivor. Vaughn is a military wife, mother of two and business owner who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of 2010. Following surgery and treatment, Vaughn decided to make a difference in the lives of others facing a similar journey and now actively raises awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.

Vaughn credits an incredible support system of family and friends as well as her faith for helping her through her diagnosis and treatment. “My faith in God has given me strength and joy. It has not always been easy, but so many meaningful things have happened during my journey,” Vaughn said. “I want to encourage others in their fight against cancer and give them hope that all things are possible if you believe.”

According to Dana Salters, director of infusion and women’s imaging at the medical center, mammography remains the single most effective way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. At the upcoming luncheon, Salters will explain the use of screening mammograms and will answer questions.

The public is invited to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by calling 931.540.4166.


Women Helping Women is a free quarterly lunch and learn series that addresses health issues facing women today.