Breast Cancer just SUCKS!
This October marks the 26th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time that people across the world pause to recognize or honor the breast cancer survivors they have known, or to support others currently battling the disease. There are lots of ways to get involved in the fight against breast cancer this month, and we hope you’ll consider taking part in Boot Breast Cancer Night, Condos for the Cure or Hockey Fights Cancer, just to name a few of the events happening in Columbus in the next couple of weeks.
Interested in attending a program on survivorship or helping out with a service program in the community? Check out our list of upcoming events sponsored by Komen Columbus Grant Programs and be sure to visit our web site for more outreach events.
Event Name: OhioHealth Multi-Specialty Second Opinion Clinic – Breast Cancer Clinic
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside Hospital, 3535 Olentangy River Road
Description: Clinic is open to anyone with a positive diagnosis of breast cancer who would like a second professional medical opinion.
Contact Info: Call to schedule an appointment, (614) 566-4321.
Event: Journaling your Breast Cancer Journey
Date: Saturday Mornings
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware County
Description: Instructor Kim Byerly is an Art Educator & Breast Cancer Survivor
Explore color, texture, bookbinding and journaling in this fun three-session class. All levels of ability are invited to paint beautiful papers, learn several amazing book structures and finish them by adding words, doodles, images, etc of your personal journey. Dress for mess.
Event: You Are Not Alone – On-going Support Groups for Young Women Facing Breast Cancer
Date: First 3 Tuesdays of every month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: YSC Central Ohio Office, 7716 Rivers Edge Drive, Suite A, Columbus OH 43235
Contact: Christine Walker, Support Group Facilitator, 614-470-0300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Details/Registration Info: These monthly support groups are for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Join at any time, please call or email to register and for more information.
Event: Aquatic Exercise Program
Date: October 4-November 4, Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 6:00- 7:00 p.m.
Location: Columbus School for Girls
Contact: Sharon Inzetta, RN, MS, 614-234-8124
Event: Asian Screening & Health Education Program
Date: October 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: La Herba Buena, 6731 Dublin Center Dr., Dublin, Ohio 43017
Contact: Menchie Rivera 614 888-0734 or 614 336- 8783
Details/Eligibility: Are you 35 years old and over? Never had a mammogram before? No diagnosed breast problems? No health insurance? Live in Central Ohio? Filipino or Asian woman ? IF YES, then you are eligible!!!
Event: Survivor Arm Clinics for Lymphedema Prevention and Treatment
Date: October 12 and November 9
Time: 9 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Individual appointment time needs to be scheduled.
Location: Jan’s Place Mount Carmel St.Ann’s
Contact: Sharon Inzetta, RN, MS, 614-234-8124
Details: Breast Cancer Survivors who have attended the Look, Listen and Feel Lymphedema Care Class are invited to follow up at our monthly Arm Clinics. Survivors will have an opportunity for:
1. An individualized lymphatic risk assessment
2. To discuss/ practice Manual Lymphatic Massage
3. To discuss the benefits of a compression sleeve and be fitted for a sleeve if ordered by your physician
4. To meet with a dietician for an individualized nutritional counseling session
Event: Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Tea and Style Show
Date: October 17
Time: 1:45 – 5 p.m. (Registration 1:00 p.m.)
Location: Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, Cambridge, OH 43725.
Contact: Becky Wheeler at 740-439-8156
Details: Breast cancer survivors are invited to come enjoy a fun, free luncheon while watching fellow breast cancer survivors of all ages model the latest fashion styles available at local clothing retailers. Seating is limited; You are invited to bring a guest at no charge; Two additional guests may register at $5.00 each; Registration is required by October 13 by calling 740-439-8156.
Sponsoring Organizations: Southeastern Med & The American Cancer Society
Event: Breast Cancer Screening
Date: October 21
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Southern Ohio Medical Center, 1121 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Contact: Kim Richendollar, 740-356-7465
Event: Look Listen and Feel Lymphedema Care Class
Date: October 26
Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Mount Carmel East Women’s Health Center
Contact: Sharon Inzetta RN, MS, 614-234-8124
Details: Look- Learn to recognize any early signs of lymphedema.
Learn how to reduce your risk for lymphedema and discuss who may benefit from wearing a compression sleeve.
Listen- to our expert nurses Carla Powell and Catherine Shade as they discuss what lymphedema is, how to prevent it from occurring and techniques you may use to control symptoms.
Feel- you will learn how to do Manual Lymph Drainage Exercises to help move your lymph fluid. READ MORE