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 NightCondos 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

Date: Wednesdays

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,

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.

EventAquatic Exercise Program

DateOctober 4-November 4, Mondays and Thursdays 

Time6:00- 7:00 p.m.

LocationColumbus School for Girls

ContactSharon Inzetta, RN, MS, 614-234-8124

Event: Asian Screening & Health Education Program

DateOctober 9

Time10 a.m.

LocationLa Herba Buena, 6731 Dublin Center Dr., Dublin, Ohio 43017

ContactMenchie 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

DateOctober 12 and November 9

Time9 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Individual appointment time needs to be scheduled.

LocationJan’s Place Mount Carmel St.Ann’s

ContactSharon Inzetta, RN, MS, 614-234-8124

DetailsBreast 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

DateOctober 17

Time1:45 – 5 p.m. (Registration 1:00 p.m.)

LocationPritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, Cambridge, OH 43725.

ContactBecky Wheeler at 740-439-8156

DetailsBreast 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    

DateOctober 21 

Time5-7 p.m.

LocationSouthern Ohio Medical Center, 1121 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

ContactKim Richendollar, 740-356-7465

EventLook Listen and Feel Lymphedema Care Class 

DateOctober 26

Time5:00-7:30 p.m.

LocationMount Carmel East Women’s Health Center

Contact:  Sharon Inzetta RN, MS, 614-234-8124

DetailsLook- 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

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