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Crozer-Keystone Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month With a Range of Free Events

Crozer-Keystone Health System has planned a range of activities in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness and provide education about breast cancer and how it can be prevented and treated.

Throughout the month, pink lights will illuminate the hospitals. In addition, a breast cancer awareness basket will be displayed in the cancer centers at DCMH and Crozer and in the main lobbies at Springfield and Taylor hospitals throughout the month. The basket will be raffled off on Oct. 31. Feel free to submit your entry to win.

  • Oct. 1 Think Pink Day and Informational Tables
    All Crozer-Keystone employees are encouraged to wear pink.
    Informational tables about breast health and cancer prevention will be available in public areas at CKHS hospitals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free pretzels.
  • Oct. 8 Lunch and Learn Educational Program
    “Breast Health: Fact vs. Fiction,” in meeting Conference Rooms A and B at Taylor Hospital, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Speaker: Jessica Niewodowski, D.O., general surgeon.
  • Oct. 9 Educational Program
    “Breast Health,” at St. Charles Church, 7:30 p.m. Speakers: Alicia McCann, R.N., patient navigator, and Barb Morley, R.N., CBCN, patient navigator.
  • Oct. 10 Educational Program
    ”Breast Health: Prevention, Diagnosis and Family Support,” in Café Carl at Springfield Hospital, 6 to 8 p.m. A light dinner will be provided. Speakers: Thomas Matulewski, M.D., medical director of the Center for Breast Health at DCMH; Barry Jacobs, Psy.D., psychologist and a breast cancer survivor.
  • Oct. 11 Lunch and Learn Educational Program
    “Breast Health: Fact vs. Fiction,” in the lower level conference room at Springfield Hospital, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Speaker: Carol Tanzio, CRNP, Center for Breast Health at DCMH.
  • Oct. 15 Educational Program
    “Breast Health,” at the Haverford Library, 7 p.m. Speaker: Thomas Matulewski, M.D.
  • Oct. 24 Lunch and Learn Program
    “Breast Health: Fact vs. Fiction,” in meeting room A/B at DCMH, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Speaker: Thomas Matulewski, M.D.
  • Oct. 24 Educational Program
    “Breast Health: Prevention, Diagnosis and Family Support,” in the Crozer-Keystone Cancer Center at Brinton Lake, 6 to 8 p.m. A light dinner will be provided. Speakers: Mary Lou Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., E.I.C.S., E.S.S.O., F.C.C.M, breast surgeon physician liaison for the American College of Surgeons for Crozer; Barry Jacobs, Psy.D., psychologist, and a breast cancer survivor.
  • Oct. 31 Lunch and Learn Program
    “Breast Health: Fact vs. Fiction,” in Northeast Conference Room #2 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Speaker: Mary Lou Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., E.I.C.S., E.S.S.O., F.C.C.M.

 
In addition to these events, Crozer-Keystone will partner with area high school teams and township sporting leagues to provide breast cancer information and activities at sporting events throughout the month.

All programs are open to the community. Pre-registration is necessary. For more information or to register for these events, contact Healthline Services at (610) 284-8158.

Crozer-Keystone Health System is the largest employer and healthcare provider in Delaware County. The system comprises five hospitals as well as a network of primary-care and specialty practices; the Healthplex® Sports Club; and several outpatient facilities. Call 1-800-CK-HEALTH or visit our website for more information. For more information about Crozer-Keystone Cancer Services, visit the website

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