University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will observe Breast Cancer Awareness month.

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

 

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will observe Breast Cancer Awareness month with various activities throughout the month of October, all aimed at increasing awareness of breast cancer and how it can be best detected, prevented and treated.

 

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, except for skin cancers; it is estimated that 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017.

 

Staff and volunteers of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center located at 10 Martin Court in Easton will hang pink ribbons in honor of those patients treated by the Center in the past year. These ribbons will be hung on the large tree in the front circle at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. A public ribbon ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 5 at 4pm. The tree will serve as a month-long reminder of the friends, neighbors and loved ones whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. This tree will be lit with pink lights throughout the month.

 

Please contact Trena Williamson, regional director, Communications and Marketing, UM Shore Regional Health, to confirm your attendance by calling 410-822-1000, ext. 5507.

 

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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