"Massages, Manicures, Mammograms & More!" 10/06/2011 Over 260 attend St. Mary Mercy Hospital women’s event,
“Massages, Manicures, Mammograms & More!”
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Women were treated to free massages, manicures, expert health information, cooking and Zumba demonstrations at St. Mary Mercy’s “Massages, Manicures, Mammograms & More!” event on Saturday, October 1. Over 260 women were in attendance with nearly 100 taking advantage of the free blood pressure and bone density screenings (combined). Seven had their mammograms completed that day (a doctor’s order was needed).
“I really enjoyed the Zen demonstration,” said Delores Todd of Westland. “It was a relaxation technique where we closed our eyes, put our head back and imagined we were at the beach.”
Women learned about breast health, the latest in breast screening detection, cancer prevention, heart health, skin care and more. Health reporter Lila Lazarus spoke about her own health and wellness accomplishments and facilitated the “Ask the Doctor” physician panel, where many individual questions were answered from the St. Mary Mercy specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, oncology and radiology.
“This was a very positive event with lots of positive energy from the speakers and participants. We had a lot of fun,” said Harmesh Naik, MD, Medical Director of Oncology, and panel speaker, St. Mary Mercy. “This event is also a great opportunity for cancer patients and their families to meet other cancer patients and survivors and see that normal life is possible.”
For more information about Women’s Services at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, or to Find a Physician, visit www.stmarymercy.org.