October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
While breast cancer is a year-round issue, this special time in October offers a good opportunity to think about how you can be involved, including such activities as fund raising, sharing helpful and positive personal experiences and advocating on behalf of the need for increased focus on breast cancer research and treatment.
And it's also, if you fall into the mammography guidelines, a good time to schedule your regular mammography screening or congratulate yourself on getting one. Whichever of those two options includes you, here's something to think about. Learn more.
Join Riverside in the Fight against Breast Cancer
Riverside is a proud sponsor of these events. Please join us; your support can make a difference.
Langley Speedway Pink Project, October 5, 6-7 p.m. Langley Speedway. Victory track walk begins at 6 p.m. Donation to walk the track. Visit www.riversideonline.com/pinkproject to make your donation to the Riverside Tree of Life Fund. Event is a fundraiser for the Tree of Life Fund organized by a "grateful patient".
Pedals for the Cure, October 5, Andersons Home and Garden Showplace, Newport News
Registration 8:00 am. For more information go to www.petals4thecure.com
Run for the Hills, October 12, Warhill Nature Trail, Williamsburg
For more information go to www.beyondboobs.org
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, October 12, Mariner's Museum
Registration begins 9:00am. To register go to www.MakingStridesWalk.org/PeninsulaVA
Teams from Peninsula and Middle Peninsula.
Komen Race for the Cure®, October 12, 1st Street Park in Virginia Beach, VA
Registration begins 7:00am. For more information go to www.komentidewater.org
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Bra Ha Ha. Friday, September 27
Dinner and Auction. http://brahaha.org
Quilts: Bringing Hope to Our Community - Raffle
Riverside Cancer Services and Nancy's Calico Patch in Newport News are raffling off quilts to raise funds for breast cancer support services. For more information, contact Cancer Services at (800) 520-7006.
October screening and education events:
Women's Health Night, October 1, 5-7pm, Brentwood Family Practice
Free Pap smear, and clinical breast examinations, call (800) 520-7006 to register
Breast Health Talk, October 10, 6:00 pm Riverside Cancer Care Center
Information for women, call (800) 520.7006 to register.
Breast Cancer Awareness Day with free clinical breast exams and information.