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MedWest Haywood to host ‘Moonlight Mammograms’ women’s pampering event

10/15/2013

MedWest Haywood to host ‘Moonlight Mammograms’ women’s pampering event   

Clyde, NC – MedWest Haywood will host a ‘Moonlight Mammogram’ women’s pampering event on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm at their Outpatient Care Center located at 581 Leroy George Dr. in Clyde. In addition to offering extended hours on mammogram appointments, the event will feature chair massages, express manicures, bra fittings, door prizes, cupcakes, punch and more. 

Mammograms will require pre-registration and space is limited. Those who wish to register may call 828-452-8100. 
 
At 7:30 pm that evening, MedWest will light the Tree of Hope at a special ceremony. The Tree of Hope offers a way for people to both honor and remember a loved one affected by breast cancer.  A Tree of Hope card can be obtained during the event. The cards will be displayed on the Tree of Hope through the month of October.

 “We are so pleased to expand the event this year, and plan to make it an annual occurrence,” said Sherry Cabe, RT (R)(M)(CT), Outpatient Care Center Imaging Manager at MedWest Haywood. “We light the Tree of Hope each year around this time, and we love being able to share this with our community,” she said.

Janie Sinacore-Jaberg, RN, FACHE, President and CEO of MedWest Haywood, shared this sentiment. “We wanted to build an event around the lighting of our Tree of Hope, because it is a very special moment for us.  It’s a fantastic way to show our team’s dedication to raising awareness, and allows us to send a message of hope to our patients. The addition of the expanded mammogram hours on this night as well as the other exciting details such as the free massages and manicures is just one way that we are signaling our commitment to the health and wellness of our community,” she said.

The American Cancer Society recommends that women receive a mammogram once a year after age 40 in conjunction with a clinical breast exam (CBE) by a healthcare professional. Additionally, they recommend that women in their 20’s and 30’s receive a CBE every three years. Finally, a breast self examination (BSE) is recommended, and women should report changes in their beasts to their healthcare professional. MedWest Haywood recommends that women and men talk to their healthcare provider if they have questions about mammograms, CBE’s or the proper technique for a BSE, or whether or not additional screening methods for breast cancer are recommended due to their individual risk factors. 

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