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Thursday, October 4, 2018

WMCHealth Hospitals Raise Awareness During Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Events Across Hudson Valley

The public is invited to join the WMCHealth Cancer Institute in raising awareness by participating in the following events held throughout the month of October in Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland and Ulster Counties.

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Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), home to cancer institutes and cancer support resources in locations across the Hudson Valley, will host events and activities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment.

Each year, more than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. The public is invited to join the WMCHealth Cancer Institute in raising awareness by participating in the following events held throughout the month of October in Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland and Ulster Counties.

Breast Health Symposium – October 4

8 to 10:30 a.m. |Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium, Suffern NY

Good Samaritan Hospital experts will share expertise on topics including obesity in breast cancer, identifying and managing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) analysis. To register, please email Ida_ramos-bendayan@bshsi.org.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – October 14 & October 21

October 14 | 7:30 a.m. | Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, Central Valley, NY

October 21 | 8 a.m. | Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Join WMCHealth teams and walk to support breast cancer awareness in two Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk events.


Medical Talk Show – October 9

7 – 8 a.m. | Tune in to WGHQ 920 AM or 92.5 FM

Tune in for a medical talk show discussing breast cancer hosted by HealthAlliance CEO David Scarpino and marketing coordinator Gerry Harrington.


Girls’ Night Out in Suffern – October 11

5:30 p.m. | Crowne Plaza, Suffern, NY

Shop, dine, and raise awareness and funds for the Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital. The event will feature dinner, a comedy show, a shopping suite, raffles and a silent auction. For tickets and to learn more, visit goodsamhosp.org/gno.

Breast Cancer Talk in Poughkeepsie – October 11

6 pm | Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

Join MidHudson Regional Hospital experts for an informative talk about breast cancer at the Adriance Memorial Library.

Medical Talk Show – October 14 8 a.m. | Tune in to 92.1 FM

Tune in for a medical talk show discussing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, hosted by MidHudson Regional Hospital Executive Director Paul Hochenberg.
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MidHudson Regional Hospital Community Breast Cancer Screenings – October 25 & 30

October 25 | 9 a.m.- Noon

October 30 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Redl Center for Cancer Care, MidHudson Regional Hospital Free breast cancer screenings will be held at MidHudson Regional Hospital’s Redl Center for Cancer Care. To register, please call 855-277-4482.


“Maintaining Hope and Focus through the Cancer” Workshop – October 23

5 – 7 p.m. | Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston

Participants in this free workshop will learn tips to help keep track of important information and develop useful new habits. Please RSVP to 845-339-2071 or oncology.support@hahv.org.


Free Breast Screening Day in Suffern – October 31

By Appointment | Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital
Uninsured and underinsured women are invited to a free breast cancer screening event at Good Samaritan Hospital.

To schedule an appointment time, call 845.368.5816 or 855.277.4482.
To learn more about WMCHealth’s breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and support services, please visit wmchealth.org.