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Breast Cancer Institute to Offer Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central PA (BCWHI) and Tyrone Hospital in partnership with other area organizations has several events scheduled to educate and empower women to take charge of their breast health.

Events kick off this week at the Tyrone High School cheerleaders and their booster club’s “pink out” event at the Tyrone Golden Eagles Sept 28th home game. The event is co-sponsored by Tyrone Hospital and Epworth Manor. Specially designed pink t-shirts, under eye patches and tickets for prizes were sold with proceeds in part to be directed to the BCWHI and Tyrone Hospital to help with the purchase of digital mammography technology for Tyrone Hospital.

Women who schedule their mammogram at Tyrone Hospital during October will receive a special gift for making a smart choice and taking care of themselves. The gift includes a selection of free offers and discounts from area merchants and restaurants that support breast cancer awareness.  Call today at (814) 684-6385 to schedule your mammogram. Supporting businesses include Rhonda’s Retreat, Thelma’s Café, Tyrone Hospital Snack Bar, Mac’s Market, Rossi’s Corner Store, East End Pizza, Northern Blair County Recreation Center, Community Pharmacy, Upper Deck Screen Printers in Williamsburg and Williamsburg Original Italian Pizza (OIP).    

A free educational program on “The Myths of Breast Cancer” will be presented by David Arbutina, M.D., Medical Director of The Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 11th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Altoona Area Public Library located at 1600 5th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602. The program is open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. RSVP requested by October 7th at 814-946-0417. The program is co-sponsored by the Altoona Area Public Library.

An educational program on “Breast Cancer Awareness” presented by Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, of  Susan G. Komen for a Cure will be held Otober 25th at 5 pm at Epworth Manor located at 951 Washington Ave, Tyrone, PA  16686.  Fee to attend is $5 per person. Check payable to Tyrone Hospital. The program is open to the public and includes dinner and door prizes.  The event is co-sponsored by BCWHI, Tyrone Hospital and Epworth Manor.  Tickets available by calling: (814) 682-1800.

Each Wednesday in October Tyrone Hospital’s Focus on Health column in Tyrone’s Daily Herald newspaper will feature an article related to breast health from David Arbutina, M.D., Medical Director, The Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania.