Mercy Regional Cancer Center Offers Breast Cancer Awareness Programs
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September 13, 2013
MERCY REGIONAL CANCER CENTER HOSTS A
REMARKABLE SALUTE TO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Port Huron, MI… October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the Mercy Regional Cancer Center invite women to have a better understanding of breast cancer risk, screening and treatment. A number of events are planned to support women as they work to maintain proper breast health. Join the Mercy Regional Cancer Center for any of the following:
Throughout the Month of October
Make your appointment for advanced digital mammography at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital or Mercy Health Center in Fort Gratiot. To schedule an appointment, call 810-985-1455.
FREE Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon – Saturday, OCT. 5
Join the Mercy Regional Cancer Center for its annual FREE Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon. Enjoy an inspirational discussion presented by Sister Sue Tracy, OP, a Dominican Sister for more than 50 years and a four time cancer survivor/thriver. Sister Sue is a local, state and national speaker on a variety of topics and certified laughter leader with the World Laughter Tour. She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul (1996) and Praying Through Cancer: Set Your Heart Free from Fear (2006). The program also includes the availability of Pink Hair for Hope Extensions for a donation of $10. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Baggot Street Café (cafeteria). To make your reservation to attend this day, set aside just for you, please call, toll free: 1-888-MERCYME (1-888-637-2963).
Breast Cancer Support Group – Monday, OCT. 7
Breast Cancer Support Group will host a Survivor Dinner at a local restaurant from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost per person varies. Contact 810-966-3148 for more details.
Pink Hair for Hope – Tuesdays, OCT. 8 & OCT. 15
Pink hair extensions will be provided by hair stylist Rosemary Arnold, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the St. Joseph Mercy Baggot Street Café. For a $10 donation you can help to benefit the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund.
Look Good…Feel Better – Wednesday, OCT. 9
Join St. Joseph Mercy for Look Good...Feel Better. To learn more about Look Good...Feel Better and to schedule the session, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, and ask to be scheduled at the St. Joseph Mercy.
American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Saturday, OCT. 12
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9 a.m. This American Cancer Society event will be held at St. Clair County Community College. For details call: 810-966-3147.
Pink the Rink – Sunday, OCT. 13
Enjoy the 4 p.m. Fighting Falcons’ game at McMorran Arena and stop by the Mercy Women’s Health Center booth to learn about proper breast cancer screening.
Reduced-Cost Mammograms – Monday, OCT. 14 through Friday, OCT. 18
Reduced cost mammograms available to women who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay. The cost is $50, and free screenings may also be available through the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund. To learn more and to make your appointment at Mercy Health Center, call 810-985-1455. Limited availability.
OctoberBreast – Thursday, OCT. 17
Join St. Joseph Mercy for OctoberBreast, a new twist on that traditional fall festival featuring healthy foods. This fun event will take place in the St. Joseph Mercy Baggot Street Café. During regular Café hours, the Baggot Street staff will be serving up nutritious foods and beverages with a breast cancer awareness theme.
Wear Pink to Work Day – Friday, OCT. 18
Wear Pink to Work Day is a quiet way you can show your support for breast cancer awareness. Join St. Joseph Mercy staff in a community-wide show of support by simply wearing something pink to work.
Artful Fashion Show & Ooh La La Art of Our Women Events – Friday, OCT. 4 & Saturday, OCT. 26
Studio 1219 will host two events designed to benefit uninsured or underinsured women in need of breast cancer screening. To learn more about either of their events, call Studio 1219 at 810-984-2787.
For more information about the Mercy Regional Cancer Center or any of these events, call 1-888-MERCYME (1-888-637-2963), or visit St. Joseph Mercy online at: mymercy.us and go to the Cancer Center section. You can also search St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on facebook and twitter.
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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 164-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; bariatric services and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided its “Gold Seal of Approval”. SJMPH’s cancer program was named “best in cancer care” and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons . It is also the only hospital in the region to offer access to radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. St. Joseph Mercy was the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery, and the first in the state to provide robotic surgery for total hip replacement. In addition to offering the only access to open MRI services through Advanced MRI; SJMPH also provides access to specialized care through a Senior ER. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit: mymercy.us.