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Cookin’ Men with Evangelical Community Hospital

Evangelical Community Hospital is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Cookin’ Men, an event where local celebrity men come together to turn up the heat on breast cancer awareness by creating culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.

Tickets are sold out for the October 19, 2017, event being held at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company, but a wait list is being filled, more information is available by calling 570-522-4850. Weis Markets is the grand sponsor of this year’s event.

Community members can still take part in the fun while supporting the Center for Breast Health by participating in the fan favorite contest. Prior to the event, individuals can visit www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen, and vote for their favorite chef. The chef who raises the most money will receive the honorary title of “Top Chef” at the event. All of the fan favorite funds and ticket proceeds will go to support healthcare navigation and the survivorship program for breast cancer patients and their families at The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. The top chef contest ends at noon on October 19, 2017.

In addition to the pre-event contest, attendees will get to vote for their favorite dish by sampling all of the options and casting their vote. An award will also be given to the chef who receives the most votes for representing the most pink enthusiasm at the event. The winners will be announced at the end of the evening.

The Center for Breast Health, located at 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg, has a dedicated team of specialists who provide comprehensive screenings, diagnosis, and treatment for women. The Center includes a navigation program for patients to aid in understanding their path of care and making sure they are following the path for the most optimal outcome. After diagnosis the Center offers survivors support through clinics, programs, and one-on-one attention with professionals trained to understand the psychological, physical, emotional, and social effects of a cancer diagnosis.

October is a special month of breast cancer focus—a time of collaboration when national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies come together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. Most importantly, the month reminds women to take control of their health by scheduling a yearly mammogram starting at the age of 40 to increase the chances of early detection of breast cancers.

Evangelical employs over 1,700 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming Counties.

 

Girls’ Night Out Events Focus on Friendship and Health

According to the National Cancer Institute, regular high-quality screening mammograms and clinical breast exams are the most sensitive ways to screen for breast cancer. At the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, women are encouraged to begin receiving annual screening mammograms at the age of 40 as a benchmark.

To encourage women to put their health first, the Center invites women to gather their female friends and enjoy a Girls’ Night Out scheduled on Thursday, October 12 or Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5-7 pm. Mammograms will be offered as well as chair massages, aromatherapy and essential oil demonstrations, and free osteoporosis screenings.

“Women are often each other’s support system through life,” said Andrea Bertram, Operations Director, Women’s Health and Cancer Services at Evangelical Community Hospital. “These Girls’ Night Out events are designed to allow women the opportunity to take part in an important breast cancer screen, while enjoying the company of friends. So, gather your besties and make a focus on health fun for everyone.”

Light refreshments and swag bags will be given to attendees and one lucky woman will walk away with a door prize each night of the event.

To schedule an appointment during one the upcoming Girls’ Night Out events, call 570-522-4206.

For more information on the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health and the many imaging techniques and services available, visit www.evanhospital.com.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,700 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.

 

Listen for these guests with Tom and Lura on 94KX and on WKOK Sunrise with Mark Lawrence

  • September 27, 2017 –Girls Night Out – Andrea Bertram, Operations Director, Women’s Health and Cancer Services, Evangelical Community Hospital
  • October 4, 2017 –  Cookin’ Men with Kathy Asche, Development Coordinator, Evangelical Community Hospital and one of the participating chefs
  • October 11, 2017 – Breast Density, What it means and the imaging options available to get the best picture with Kenneth Jusko, DO
  • October 18, 2017 – Know your risk of breast cancer with John Turner, MD, FACS, Clinical Co-Manager, Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health and Dedicated Breast Surgeon
  • October 25, 2017 – Patient story
  • November 1, 2017 – Cancer Services at Evangelical Community Hospital with Andrea Bertram, Operations Director, Women’s Health and Cancer Services at Evangelical Community Hospital


Paint the Valley Pink Decorating Contest

 

Decorate the exterior of your business or store front to help raise awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer during the month of October with Paint the Valley Pink! Send Photos to pink@wqkx.com by October 13, 2017 at 5PM for us to share on the 94KX Facebook Page. The Winner will be announced at 8:30 AM on the morning show on WQKX on October 17th. The grand prize winner will win a $2,500 advertising package for use on Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation radio stations 94KX, Eagle 107, 100.9 The Valley, TalkRadio 1380 WMLP and Newsradio 1070 WKOK.

Here’s how you can Participate:

Just email us at pink@wqkx.com  with your name, name of business, address, business phone number, and photos of your decorations.  That’s it! No entry fee, no mailing, just a quick email is all that’s needed. Please put PINK in the subject line.

Paint The Valley Pink Decorating Contest Official Rules

The radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation, in cooperation with Evangelical Community Hospital, want you to help spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness by decorating your business exterior PINK!

By doing so, you’ll help raise awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer during the month of October with Paint the Valley Pink AND you’ll be in the running for a FREE advertising package on Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation stations valued at $2,500!

If you’d like to participate, Email us at pink@wqkx.com. Our prize winner will win a $2,500 advertising package for use on Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation radio stations 94KX, Eagle 107, The Valley, TalkRadio 1380 WMLP and Newsradio 1070 WKOK. Your account executive can help you determine the best use of your free radio package, including help you pick the station or stations to be on, chose the ad copy, and even help you develop your business’s message. We’ll even produce the ad and announce your business as the WINNER, all free of charge!

RULES
1. Decorate your business in PINK!
2. To participate in the contest, you must email us pictures to share on Facebook. Email us at pink@wqkx.com with PINK in the subject line. In the body of the email, include your name, the name of your business that you’re decorating, address of that business, and your phone number, and most importantly the pictures.
3. While we do not require specific verbiage on your business, the goal of your design should be to promote Breast Cancer awareness.
4. The dominant color of your design should be PINK! Any and all shades of pink are ok, and all colors are permitted in your design, but remember this promotion is called “Paint the Valley PINK!”
5. Your photos will be judged by a committee of employees of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation.
6. Any and all materials & mediums are welcome in your design. You are limited only by your own creativity!
7. Advertising package must be used by December 31, 2017 and cannot be spread out over anything more than a 30-day period. The advertising package cannot be applied to an existing schedule or monetary balance. The ad package is non-transferrable.


Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Althoughbreast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
  • Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

Source: www.nationalbreastcancer.org

Schedule a Mammogram at Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast HealthMammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. However, no medical test is always 100 percent accurate, and mammography is no exception. Research is under way to improve the technology to lead to better accuracy and to create new technologies.It is important for women to practice the elements of good breast health. It is suggested women:

  • Obtain regular mammography screening starting at the age of 40
  • Obtain annual clinical breast exams
  • Perform monthly breast-self exams
  • Obtain a risk assessment from a physician

SOURCE: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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