Sixth Annual Pink Ribbon Salute
Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and, approximately 2,000 men will be diagnosed this year alone? However, with early screening more lives can be saved annually. And, because of this fact, for the sixth consecutive year, on October 4, 2017, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center was able to celebrate breast cancer survivors at its Annual Pink Ribbon Salute at the Stonebridge Golf Club.
The celebratory event is sponsored by Siena Women’s Health, in collaboration with St. Catherine’s Breast Health Center and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Between the respective divisions, St. Catherine of Siena honored more than 125 breast cancer survivors, reminding each woman that their multidisciplinary team partners with them on their journey, from diagnosis to treatment--and even more remarkable--in celebration of their survivorship.
Dawn Tropeano, was one of the guest speakers, representing the American Cancer Society, and standing strong as a breast cancer survivor of more than 16 years. She shared her powerful story with other survivors and guests, encouraging every person in the pink illuminated room, and reminding them that the American Cancer Society is also a resource for them and a “free phone call away at any time.”
St. Catherine’s Senior Leadership team were all in attendance to greet survivors, cementing a greater sense of community and support. And, St. Catherine’s Breast Health Program Medical Director, June Lee, MD, educated attendees about the latest updates in breast cancer research in relation to nutrition and health, breaking down myths and facts.
Every survivor was greeted by staff of St. Catherine of Siena, and given a pink rose, along with a swag bag filled with inspirational goodies in support of breast cancer awareness. And, for a special splash of pink, Grace Cooney was present to provide guests with pink hair strands to further encourage breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October. In addition, due to an overwhelming outpouring of raffle donations, featuring more than 80 free raffle baskets and prizes.
St. Catherine of Siena is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as designated by the American College of Radiology. St. Catherine of Siena's Breast Center provides innovative, comprehensive care for women of all ages and backgrounds in a welcoming and supportive environment. The Breast Health Services combines cutting-edge technology, including 3D mammography, with personalized interest to offer a broad range of clinical and support services from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling. The multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, surgical specialists, nurses, specialized technologists, radiologists, a breast health nurse navigator, and is dedicated to caring for the physical and psychosocial needs of all patients.
To schedule a mammogram or for more information, please call (631) 870-3444. For more information about Siena Women’s Health, visit www.sienawomenshealth.org