Hospital to host breast cancer awareness series
, 2014

Hospital to host breast
cancer awareness series

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rappahannock General Hospital will host a series of related awareness and educational events throughout October.

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From 5 to 6 p.m. October 15 and 10 to 11 a.m. October 26, registered dietician Jennifer Miller and YMCA fitness instructor Suzanne Best will present a “Breast Cancer Awareness Nutrition and Fitness Session” at the Northern Neck Family YMCA in Kilmarnock.

This session will provide fitness and nutrition tips that can help prevent breast cancer and lead to a healthy life, said RGH marketing and public relations coordinator Joanna Marchetti. Best, a certified yoga instructor, will be explaining and demonstrating yoga techniques proven helpful in treating breast cancer patients.

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. October 17, Chesapeake Medical Group general surgeon Dr. Darlene Stibal will present a “Breast Cancer Awareness Tour, Lunch & Learn” at the hospital.

The session will begin with a brief tour of the RGH Imaging Department, followed by a lunch discussion.

This session will offer opportunities to learn about the latest technology and methods in breast cancer detection and treatment, said Marchetti. A complimentary lunch will be provided by RGH. Pre-registration is required, 435-8662

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. October 29, Dr. Mary Helen Hackney of the Massey Cancer Center will present “One in Eight: Could it be me? Breast Cancer Facts in 2012” at the RGH Rehabilitation and Sports Center.

Jennifer Bishop of Merle Norman Cosmetics and American Cancer Society regional representative Lisa Goodall will be available with information, said Marchetti. 

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