Make plans for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is nationally known as breast cancer awareness month.  In Adams County, we celebrate our breast cancer survivors in many ways throughout October and beyond.  Our main goal for women in our community is to assist them in the early detection and understanding of breast health concerns. 

In our community, the dedicated members of the Adams County Breast Cancer Coalition (ACBCC), an affiliate of Healthy Adams County, work to raise funds to support Pennsylvania breast cancer research, the free mammogram fund, and educational opportunities to improve the understanding of breast health concerns.  

On Friday, October 13, 2023, ACBCC will host its Annual Dinner of Hope at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg. The event’s keynote speaker, Arlene Karole, a breast cancer survivor, writer, and advocate. Arlene is a national speaker who will be joining the ACBCC to celebrate breast cancer early detection, survivorship, and how to take charge of your health and feel empowered to make healthcare decisions.

The cost for the dinner is only $15. An RSVP is required by Monday, October 15.  There is no admittance at the door without prior RSVP. For further information on this inspiring event, call 717-339-2657.

The sponsoring partner for this dinner is WellSpan Adams Cancer Center. Through the services of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, local women are provided cutting edge breast care as a National Accredited Program for Breast Center and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. WellSpan offers a variety of breast imaging services such as breast MRI, 3D mammography, and the free screening mammogram fund for individuals who meet the criteria.

The WellSpan Adams Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art medical treatments for breast cancer such as clinical trials, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and mind-body health complementary medicine.

Toni Fitzgerald, RN, is the oncology nurse navigator at the WellSpan Adams Cancer Center and is chair of the Adams County Breast Cancer Coalition, an affiliate of Healthy Adams County. She can be contacted at (717) 339-2657.

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