While breast cancer is a year-round issue, Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October presents a good opportunity to think about how you can be involved.

Schedule a Mammogram

First and foremost is the importance of early detection of breast cancer. If you meet the mammography guidelines, take a few minutes to make your appointment for a mammogram. With online scheduling, we make it really easy for you to pick a time and location that is convenient for you.

Cancer-Related Community Events

There are all kinds of cancer-related events, fundraising opportunities and ways you can share helpful and positive personal experiences as well as advocate for increased focus on breast cancer research and treatment.

Join Riverside in the Fight against Cancer
Riverside is a proud sponsor of these events related to breast cancer and other types of cancer. Please join us; your support can make a difference.

  • Karene O'Hare Ovarian Cancer Memorial Race (Peninsula)
    Sept. 8. 8:30 a.m., New Quarter Park, Yorktown. Fun run, 5K and 8K run/walks. For more information click here.
  • Relay for Life (Williamsburg)
    Sept. 28. 6 p.m. - 6 a.m., Warhill High School. For more information click here.
  • The Pink Carpet Gala - A Calendar to Live By (Peninsula)
    Sept. 29. 6 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton, Williamsburg. Dinner and auction. For more information click here.
  • Run for the Hills (Williamsburg)
    Oct. 13. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex, Williamsburg. 10K run/walk. Riverside will provide a breast health informational display at the event and free breast health informational packets. For more information click here.
  • Susan G. Komen Tidewater Race for the Cure® (Southside)
    Oct. 13. 8:30 a.m., Neptune Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. For more information about the race, walk or competitive run click here.
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® - An American Cancer Society Event (Peninsula)
    Oct. 14. 2 p.m., Christopher Newport University, Newport News. Riverside will have teams from the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula participating in this survivor celebration and breast cancer research fundraiser. Riverside will provide a breast health informational display at event and free breast health informational packets. For more information click here.
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Bra-Ha-Ha (Chesapeake)
    Oct. 19. 7 p.m., Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake Student Center. Awards show of the artwork and auction. For more information click here.
  • Light the Night® (Norfolk)
    Oct. 27. Registration at 5 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m., MacArthur Center Park, Norfolk. Leukemia Lymphoma Society Survivor walk and celebration. One of Riverside's support groups is participating in the walk. To learn more about the walk and to register click here.
  • Relay for Life (Eastern Shore)
    Nov. 3. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Nandua High School. For more information click here.
  • Relay for Life (Middle Peninsula)
    Nov. 11. 1 - 8 p.m., Abingdon Ruritan Club, Hayes, Virginia. For more information click here.
  • Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk (Virginia Beach)
    Nov. 18. Registration 7 a.m., race 8:30 a.m., 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach. For more information click here.

Riverside-Hosted Events & Screenings

Riverside is hosting these cancer-related screenings, talks and events during September, October and November.

  • Real Men Wear Pink
    September 1 - October 31 Campaign. Raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society breast cancer initiatives and help save lives. Riverside’s Dr. Biral S. Amin is a candidate for this campaign. For more information click here.
  • Prostate Cancer Screening (Middle Peninsula)
    Sept. 19. 4:30 - 6 p.m., Gloucester. For more information and to register call 757-534-5196.
  • Education Opportunity (Williamsburg)
    Sept. 28. 1 - 3 p.m., Brookdale Retirement Community. Skin cancer awareness and skin analyzer. For more information, call 800-520-7006.
  • Prostate Cancer Screening (Peninsula)
    Sept. 29. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Riverside Cancer Care Center, Newport News. For more information and to register call 757-534-5196.
  • Education Opportunity (Peninsula)
    Oct. 2. 7:30 p.m., Christopher Newport University David Student Union. Navigator Elizabeth Jenkins talks about breast cancer and breast health. For more information, please call 804-443-6137.
  • Education Opportunity (Peninsula)
    Oct. 9. 5 - 7 p.m., Brentwood Family Medicine. Screenings and breast exams. For more information call 800-520-7006.
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Talk and Screening (Tappahannock)
    Oct. 12. 9 a.m. - noon, Riverside Tappahannock Cancer Center. Medical Arts Building A. For more information please call 804-443-6137.
  • Screening Event (Eastern Shore)
    Oct. 16. 4:30 - 7 p.m., Breast cancer education, prevention and screening at Riverside Shore Cancer Center. For more information, call 757-302-2600.
  • Education Opportunity (Smithfield)
    Oct. 17. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Smithfield Packing Company. Education on breast health, colorectal and skin analyzer. For more information call 800-520-7006.
  • Education Opportunity (Peninsula)
    Oct. 24. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Canon Health Fair, Newport News. Riverside Cancer Services team educates the company on breast health and HPV-cervical health at their Member Benefit Day. For more information, call 800-520-7006.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Tea & Talk (Tappahannock)
    Oct. 31. Noon - 1:30 p.m., Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. For more information, please call 804-443-6137.
  • Mammogram and Massage Event (Tappahannock)
    Nov. 6 & 13. 2 - 6 p.m., Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. For more information, please call 804-443-6137.
  • Screening Event (Eastern Shore)
    Nov. 13. 4:30 - 7 p.m., Skin cancer screenings and education at Riverside Shore Cancer Center. For more information call 757-302-2600.
  • "Love" Your Health & Well-Being Women's Event (Peninsula)
    Nov. 17. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., James River Country Club, Williamsburg. Riverside physicians will be in attendance to talk about women’s health. Also features brunch, vendors and raffles.

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