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Special Edition Newsletter – Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2011

Boston Medical Center Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BMC is pleased to host and support a number of events and educational activities throughout October. We will honor our cancer survivors and partner with community health centers to spread the word about the importance of cancer screening, early diagnosis, multidisciplinary treatment and comprehensive cancer support services.

Two key events are occurring at BMC and all staff are welcome:
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Kick-Off Breakfast
10 a.m. Moakley Lobby, Boston Medical Center

Join us as we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a light breakfast. Speakers include Kate Walsh, president and CEO of BMC, Michael Stone, MD, medical director of the Breast Health Program, and chief of Surgical Oncology, and Tracy Battaglia, MD, Medical Director, Avon Breast Health Initiative.

Stop by and meet members of our Cancer program staff and our community partners who will staff tables with information about services including walk-in mammograms, the "Look Good Feel Better" program and an array of survivorship activities. 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
An Evening for Cancer Survivors
5:30 p.m. Refreshments Moakley Lobby, Boston Medical Center
7:00 p.m. Ms. Loretta LaRoche presents in the Keefer Auditorium, BUSM

Boston Medical Center will honor its cancer survivors with an evening of entertainment. Loretta LaRoche, acclaimed speaker, author and humorist, who delights audiences with her wit and wisdom on life will present. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and welcoming remarks by Chris Andry, PhD, Executive Director for Cancer Care Services, Boston Medical Center and the Black and Pink Ambassadors, Boston Public Health Commission.

Breast Cancer Awareness Events are supported by Boston Medical Center's Breast Health Program, Physicians, Nurses, Health Care Providers, Patient Navigators, Cancer Care Services, Radiology, and Cancer Support Services and the Pink and Black Ambassadors, Boston Public Health Commission.

This activity was supported in part by the Komen Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®