AMERIHEALTH DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Oct 24, 2014
1150 Varnum Street, N.E
Washington, D.C. —AmeriHealth District of Columbia, the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the District of Columbia and a member of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is collaborating with It’s In The Genes LLC (IITG), a local advocacy organization, to better inform women about breast cancer through a series of breast cancer awareness workshops called “Pinkie Parties.”
The workshops provide hundreds of AmeriHealth District of Columbia members with free breast cancer screenings throughout the spring and summer. The next workshop will be held at Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. on Saturday, October 25.
The events create a fun environment in which women learn firsthand about the importance of mammograms, biopsies and cancer treatment. The workshops are designed to alleviate concerns and fears while bringing women together to encourage one another to get screened early and often. Aside from breast cancer screenings, the workshops include music, dancing, exercise demonstrations and educational talks. Attendees will receive free mammograms, diabetes testing and body fat testing, as well as information about mastectomy supplies, genetic testing and wigs.
The workshops support anyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer, honor breast cancer survivors and increase awareness.
Prince George’s County Women, age 40 to 64, who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for: FREE Clinical Breast Exams, Pap Smears,Screening Mammograms and Breast Cancer Support Groups
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For More Information, Call The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Prince George’s County Health Department
NATIONAL BREAST CENTER FUNDRAISER
Oct 26, 2014
Pentagon City, VA
VIP reception at 11 AM, Brunch at 12:30 PM
The National Breast Center, will host a fundraiser during the month of October to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month. The event is designed to bring the community together to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month, to increase knowledge about screening and treatment options, and to launch this newly formed organization and it’s programs. The brunch will also honor cancer survivors and medical professionals who advocate for breast cancer patients, and will outline plans the Center has to help women in the community.
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SUSAN KOMEN MARYLAND CHAPTER PINK PARTY
Vansville Community Center
6813 Ammendale Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
Raffles and Give-a-ways!!
Colors: PINK AND BLACK AN EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!
Donation: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Advance purchases – www.eventbrite.com
Email Address: email@example.com
Can’t attend, but want to donate? Visit us on the web at: www.mdzumba.com
Proceeds will go to Susan Komen Maryland Chapter.
ABC WELLNESS & FITNESS CENTER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BOOT CAMP WITH A HINT OF ZUMBA
Oct 18, 2014
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)
Are you ready to strengthen your mind, body, and spirit in an atmosphere of teamwork? Are you ready for the ultimate challenge to continue your defeat of breast cancer? Are you ready to step out of the ordinary gym into the outdoor arena? Are you ready for someone to push you to reach your maximum potential? If you’ve answered yes, then you are ready to embark upon our…….BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BOOT CAMP WITH A HINT OF ZUMBA!
Attire: Wear Your Pink Fitness Attire!
Our Goal: Help Us to Achieve Our Goal of Donating $200 to Sisters at Heart Fund
Sisters At Heart, a donor advised fund, established in May 2010 with CFCC, created to promote breast cancer awareness. The group formed in November 2007 with the hope to make a difference in the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer. “Each of us has faced the reality of our diagnosis and its impact on our lives. We share our hopes, our fears, and our tears. We are here today to draw strength and comfort from each other as we travel this road together.”
Oct 25, 2014
Sat 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard
Manassas, VA 20109
Join the ladies of the Iota Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. as we host our fourth annual “Zumba Against Breast Cancer”! The event will be led by a certified Zumba Instructor Andrea Daly. Bring the whole family, shake a tail feather, get some exercise and have fun while helping to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
Proceeds to benefit: Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness Program.
COST: Payment required – Donation of $15
NATIONAL MAMMOGRAM DAY
The third Friday in October each year is National Mammography Day, first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day, or throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment. In 2014, National Mammography Day will be celebrated on October 17.
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