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Chautauqua Center hosting breast cancer awareness event

From left are Sarah Gilbert and Alicia Ekstrom, The Chautauqua Center marketing specialists, and Pat Carr and John Smith, breast cancer survivors and members of the Jamestown Breast Cancer Support Group at last year’s in-person event. The Chautauqua Center will host its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Chautauqua Center will host its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The MammoGrammy’s is an opportunity to connect with others, learn about breast cancer prevention and win prizes. Because of COVID, the free event will be held virtually.

To register and receive a link to the event, send an email to dcourtney@thechautauquacenter.org.

The event celebrates health, increases awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, explores local resources and encourages both men and women to be proactive in getting screened.

Featured presenters include clinicians from the Chautauqua Center: Jennifer Wilcox, Lisa Brathwaite and Evonne Butler.

Evonne Butler

In addition, Steve Warden, The Chautauqua Center’s new registered dietician nutritionist, will explain how diet impacts the risk of cancer and provide tips on how to enhance cancer treatment through lifestyle and dietary adjustments.

Other presenters include John Smith and Pat Carr, breast cancer survivors and members of the Jamestown Breast Cancer Support Group, and Alyssa Settelmaier, a certified lymphedema specialist from Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy.

In addition to attending the event, the Chautauqua Center encourages everyone in the community who is at risk for breast cancer to get screened during the month of October.

Risk factors include family and personal history of breast or ovarian cancer, aging, tobacco use, sun exposure, radiation exposure, or being overweight.

Contact the Chautauqua Center at 484-4334 to become a patient and schedule a clinical breast exam.

Lisa Brathwaite

The Chautauqua Center has partnered with Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk and UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown to offer incentives for mammograms.

Those who get a mammogram following the event on Wednesday, Oct. 28, will receive a pink ribbon mask, gift cards and be entered to win a gift basket filled with goodies.

To receive a mammogram, participants must have a prescription from their health care provider.

Those who are not a Chautauqua Center patient can call their provider to request a prescription and then contact the following direct lines to schedule a mammogram: Brooks Memorial Hospital: 363-3933; UPMC: 664-8448.

Jennifer Wilcox

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