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Oct 10 2013
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To celebrate, honor and support breast cancer patients and survivors, Carroll Hospital Center hosts a variety of events in October and throughout the year.

Our annual Pink Fling luncheon to benefit the WISH Fund, supporting the Center for Breast Health and The Women’s Place, is set for Sunday, October 27 at The Portico at St. John in Westminster.

This inspirational afternoon features a keynote speaker, lunch and silent auction. This year’s speaker is Joe Mechlinski, a Baltimore native whose debut book, Grow Regardless, became an instant New York Times, USA Today, and Barnes & Noble bestseller. Call 410-871-6200 or visit the Pink Fling webpage to purchase tickets or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

You may also support Pink Fling in advance of the event by dining at Chick-fil-A on Thursday, October 17 and bringing in this flyer. Chick-fil-A will donate 15 percent of your purchase to the event if you present the flyer.

Other upcoming cancer events include:

  • Our Cancer Survivorship Series Pathway to Health: Embracing the “New Norm” continues for men and women who are cancer survivors. Upcoming events in the series include “The Road to Better Nutrition and Exercise,” which will feature a presentation about the benefits of cancer and nutrition in the cancer journey, and “Stepping Stones: Surveillance, Screening and Medical Follow-Up,” which will discuss what patients need to know following cancer treatment. For dates and times or to register for these free programs, please call 410-871-7000.
  • Monthly support groups, including the Breast Cancer Support Group, offering an informed, sensitive and caring forum for discussion of breast cancer issues; the Beginning the Journey Support Group for newly diagnosed cancer patients within one month of diagnosis to have questions answered and receive support; and the Cancer Support Group is open to men and women with all types of cancer and their caregivers. For more information about any of these support groups, please call 410-871-7000, or view a complete list of programs and support groups for cancer patients.
  • The American Cancer Society’s free Look Good Feel Better program is offered monthly to help people cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments.
  • The Carroll County Times is producing its annual Pink Paper in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s issue, slated to hit newsstands on Tuesday, October 15, will feature many articles with information and resources about breast cancer and other cancers.


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