Monday, February 18, 2013
One - year award will help educate women about breast cancer detection.
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $60,000 grant to YWCA Rhode Island to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. This is the nineteenth year the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence. The breast health program ENCOREplus at YWCA Rhode Island will educate Rhode Island women and refer them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own communities. The vital program will also enable YWCA Rhode Island to provide breast and cervical cancer community health outreach, education, assistance in accessing and navigating the treatment …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of local breast cancer support groups.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of resources and support groups near Woonsocket: A website run by the Rhode Island Cancer Council also includes links to more information about local support groups, programs, and doctors. Other organizations include: “Support groups are really beneficial,” says Debra Somerrs Copit, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and a member of the medical advisory board for …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Woonsocket to help you stay healthy.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Saturday, October 6, 2012
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Monday, October 1, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Woonsocket and beyond: There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions. You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Rhode Island Pink Heals makes Woonsocket their first stop on the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" tour.
When Ted Dion, a firefighter in Central Coventry, found out that his mother had been diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time, he knew he had to find a way to fight back against the disease. Dion had lost his father to cancer at the young age of 3 and in 2008 had sought out the national organization of firefighters, police officers and public safety officials known as Guardians of the Ribbon. Under the name Pink Heals, the group drives pink fire trucks across the United States to support women in their fight against cancer and inspire men to get involved. While Dion was away driving trucks on the National Tour, his fellow firefighters decided to surprise him by painting his truck pink. Thus began the Rhode Island Chapter of Pink Heals, a …