Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Beau Institute in Mount Laurel offers breast cancer survivors a chance at closure following surgery.
As an oncology nurse, Havertown, PA, resident Claire Marino had seen many women go through breast cancer surgery and reconstructive surgery afterward. Going through the process herself was an entirely different experience. While the surgery—a bilateral mastectomy—was successful, Marino said the healing process following reconstruction was as much mental as physical. “Waking up every morning and seeing two surgery scars is awful,” she said. But a television news report led her to the Beau Institute in Mount Laurel, which specializes in permanent and corrective cosmetics, and its Day of Hope—a free program designed to help breast cancer survivors in one small, simple way. With a little ink and shading, practitioners at the institute not only…
Monday, August 1, 2011
The program will provide free breast-cancer screenings and assessment.
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Monday, August 1, 2011
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has partnered with three area health systems to offer free mammograms for underinsured and uninsured Latinas in Camden County. Through the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate Camden County Screening Project, the three health systems—Cooper University Hospital, Lourdes Health System and Virtua—will each provide 100 free mammograms to eligible women. Cherry Hill-based Able Imaging & Women's Center will provide an additional 100 free mammograms for the project. South Jersey Radiology Associates is providing its services for reading the mammograms performed at Virtua for free. The Komen Philadelphia Affiliate started the project because breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women of …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Highland Junior Wrestling team will wear pink to help raise money for breast cancer research next weekend.
When Highland Junior Wrestling grapplers hit the mats for their annual tournament next weekend, they'll be sporting a color not usually associated with their tough-guy sport—pink. The youth wrestling organization's athletes and supporters have been wearing the pink shirts to meets all season, with the goal of raising awareness of breast cancer. The team decided to go pink last year when it leaned that long-time wrestling mom Karen Prendergast was fighting breast cancer. The decision was made as a tribute not only to Prendergast, but all wrestling moms for their dedication to their lil' wrestlers' beloved sport. At its annual tournament at Highland Regional High School next Sunday, Highland Junior Wrestling will do more than raise awareness…