Wellesley residents, organizations and businesses this month are taking part in various Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, helping to raise money and bring attention to the cause.
*Wellesley Police Department members are wearing Breast Cancer Awareness pins on their uniforms.
*Newton-Wellesley Hospital inites you to grab your mom, sister, daughter or friend and join other women from the western suburbs for Think Pink, on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 pm in the Bowles Conference Center (second floor) at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington Street, Newton.
This free breast cancer awareness community event will begin with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception while attendees enjoy music and discover the relaxation benefits of Reiki and massage. Nutrition and fitness experts will also be on hand. Following the reception, there will be a panel discussion on new mammography advances such as tomosynthesis. Tips on understanding mammogram results and navigating next steps will also be discussed. Speakers are: Alan Semine MD, NWH Chief of Breast Imaging and Cindy Krasnecky, RN, Nurse Navigator, Vernon Cancer Center. A Q&A session will follow.
Registration is strongly encouraged by emailing [email protected] or calling 617.243.6622.
In a related effort, NWH is asking patients coming in for a mammogram to pass along a pink reminder card to their mother, sister, daughter, or friend as a way to encourage a loved one to schedule her annual mammogram.
*This past weekend, local retailers took part in a Champagne Brunch & Shopping Day (and fashion show), hosted at Divine Kitchens in Linden Square, in support of the Ellie Fund, whose goal is to fight breast cancer and ease its effects on women and families across Massachusetts.