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St. Joseph Mercy Hosts Month-Long Salute to Breast Cancer Awareness
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09/21/2009
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Port Huron, MI… October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the Mercy Regional Cancer Center invites women to have a better understanding of breast cancer risk, screening and treatment. A number of events are planned to support women as they work to maintain proper breast health. Join the award-winning Mercy Regional Cancer Center for any of the following: Enter to WIN...Throughout the Month of October Make your October appointment for the most advanced digital mammography in Port Huron through the Mercy Women’s Health Center and be eligible to win a free manicure by Calming Effects Health Spa. Drawings will be held daily. To make your appointment, call 810-985-1455. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Saturday, OCT. 3 A team of St. Joseph Mercy Breast Cancer Survivors will participate in Making Strides, an American Cancer Society walk in Port Huron. To learn more, call 810-985-1871. Mercy Breast Cancer support Group Tag-Along Event – Monday, OCT. 5 Mercy Breast Cancer Support Group Tag-Along Event. If you’re a breast cancer survivor, now is the time to join St. Joseph Mercy’s dynamic Breast Cancer Support Group. Bring a female friend or family member and learn about the most advanced digital mammography in Port Huron. You’ll also be treated to a fun, free Spa experience. To learn more or make a reservation to attend, call 810-985-1871. Cookies & Breast Cancer Screening Information – Wednesday, OCT. 7 & OCT. 28 Stop by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Main Lobby and grab a cookie and some important information on breast cancer risk factors and screening. Oct. 7 - 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 28 - 1 to 3 p.m. Pink Hair for Hope – Tuesday, OCT. 13 & Wednesday, OCT. 28 Pink Hair For Hope! Salon PiZazz will offer pink hair extensions, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the St. Joseph Mercy Baggot Street Café, For a $10 donation you can help to benefit the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund. Look Good…Feel Better – Wednesday, OCT. 14 Join St. Joseph Mercy for the monthly Look Good...Feel Better session. To learn more about Look Good...Feel Better and to schedule the session, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, and ask to be scheduled at the St. Joseph Mercy session. Wear Pink to Work Day – Friday, OCT. 16 Wear Pink to Work Day is a quiet way you can show your support for breast cancer awareness. Join St. Joseph Mercy staff in a community-wide show of support by simply wearing something pink to work. Mercy Miracle Makers Team Halloween Party to support the American Cancer Society – Friday, OCT. 16 You’re invited to have a Spooktacular Great Time! Join the Mercy Regional Cancer Center’s Miracle Makers Team as they work to support the 2010 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This fun, holiday-costumed event includes a $20 donation at the door ($15 for an advance ticket), live band, snacks, prizes and much more (cash bar). It will be held from 7 to 11 p.m., at Black River Country Club. To obtain advance tickets or for info, call 810-985-1675. Reduced-Cost and FREE Mammogram Availability – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, OCT. 20 - 22 For women who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care, the Mercy Women’s Health Center is offering access to reduced-cost mammograms. For only $50, area women can obtain this important screening with the most advanced digital mammography in Port Huron. Free mammograms are also available through the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund for those who qualify. Call 810-985-1455 for details and to make an appointment. Reduced cost mammograms will be available at the Mercy Health Center, in Fort Gratiot Township. FREE Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon – Saturday, OCT. 24 Join the Mercy Regional Cancer Center for its annual FREE Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon. Enjoy an inspirational discussion: “Find Your Way: The Road of Recovery”, presented by Donna K. Schwartz, a 21-year breast cancer survivor and highly regarded community volunteer and leader. This is a unique offering for breast cancer patients, survivors and guests. The program also includes a fashion show by Suzanne’s; music by the Three Quarter Quartet; a lite lunch; informational booths and giveaways; and information presented by Homeira McDonald, MD, a local pathologist and local cancer expert. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Baggot Street Café (cafeteria). To make your reservation to attend this day set aside just for you, please call, toll-free: 1-888-MERCYME (1-888-637-2963). For more information about the Mercy Regional Cancer Center or any of these events, call 1-888-MERCYME, or visit St. Joseph Mercy online at: mymercy.us and go to the Cancer Center section. You can also visit the St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron Facebook site. # # #
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