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.

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.

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Bra Ha Ha.
September 26. Awards show and auction. For more information, go to http://brahaha.org.

Petals for the Cure
October 4. Registration 8 a.m.,
Anderson's Home and Garden Showplace, Newport News. For more information about this event to support Beyond Boobs, go to www.petals4thecure.com.

Riverside Women's Health Fair &Lecture
October 9, 6 p.m., Riverside Cancer Care Center, Newport News. Health free talks on nutrition and breast health, glucose and blood pressure screenings, skin analyzer, and smoking cessation information. Call 757-594-3399 to register.

Run for the Hills
October 11. Warhill Nature Trail, Williamsburg. 10K Run/Walk. For more information, go to www.beyondboobs.org.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®
October 11. Mariners' Museum, Newport News. Riverside teams from Peninsula and Middle Peninsula to participate. To register, go to the American Cancer Society site at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/PeninsulaVA.

Dance for the Cure Gala
October 12, 6:30 p.m., Virginia Beach. Dinner, show, raffle and silent auction. For more information go to http://dance4thecure.org/events/.

Light the Night®
October 23, 5 p.m., Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. Leukemia Lymphoma Society Survivor walk and celebration. To learn more about the walk and to register go to www.lightthenight.org/va.

Tangier Island Health Expo
October 25, all day. Screenings and cancer prevention information for men and women.

Newport News Health Expo
October 30, 2-6 p.m., Peninsula Health District. For women and men. Event offered by Riverside in partnership with the Peninsula Health District. Breast exams, PAP smears, prostate exams, cancer detection and prevention education. The event is free, but registration is required. Call (800) 520-7006.

Eastern Shore
Breast Cancer Awareness Day with free clinical breast exams and information.


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