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October events include "Fight Like a Girl" and "Girls Night Out"
Sep 25, 2012

(Sept. 25, 2012) The Breast Health Program at North Adams Regional Hospital is offering an array of activities to the public this October in observance of Breast Health Awareness Month. Events are geared to educate the public about breast cancer prevention and early detection.
“We have informative and enjoyable activities planned all month,” said Adriane Strolle, Breast Health Program Manager at NARH’s Medical Imaging Department. “Our goal is to encourage prevention through healthy activities and early detection. Whether it’s scheduling an annual mammogram or trying out Zumba, there should be something for everyone. We also hope breast cancer survivors enjoy these activities and celebrate how far they have come,” added Strolle.
Activities include a free women’s self defense class courtesy of Villari’s Martial Arts Centers in Williamstown; an excursion to Boston to participate in the Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure; and the free annual “Girls Night Out” health fair extravaganza. The NARH Medical Imaging department, which will be holding an open house, will be giving away treats to all who receive a mammogram this month.  NARH will be offering extra outreach and education including a presentation to the Florida Senior Center.
The schedule of events includes: “Fight Like a Girl” self defense class, Tuesday, October 10, 6 – 8 pm; Race for the Cure in Boston, Saturday, October 20, 5:30am – 4:30pm; “Girls Night Out” women’s health fair, Thursday, October 25, 5:30 – 7:30pm; and the Medical Imaging Department Open House, also on Thursday, October 25, from 5:30 – 7:30pm.
All programs are sponsored by REACH and the Breast Health program at NARH with support from the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
For more information and to register for events, contact Megan Bates, Program Associate at (413) 664-5321 or email mbates@nbhealth.org.


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