Paterson, NJ (October 22, 2009)- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - an opportunity to learn as much as you can about the most common cancer among women in the United States. This year, an estimated 6,440 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in New Jersey.
The Rainbows of Hope Program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, will co-sponsor a free Think Pink Luncheon for the Passaic County community from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Macaluso's in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
Conducted through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program, a program of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJHDSS), the Think Pink Luncheon will be co-sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, North Jersey affiliate, and the Mercer and Passaic County Cancer Coalition. The Think Pink campaign, is committed to motivating, educating, and encouraging women to get breast cancer screenings and treatment in order to save lives.
The Think Pink Luncheon will feature a live theatrical performance of "Where's Shirley," a play about a women who is resistant to getting screened for cancer, but ultimately goes for screening and is diagnosed with breast cancer in its early stage. Luncheon attendees will hear inspirational testimonials and receive a variety of beneficial wellness and screening information to help them manage their health and that of their loved ones.
To reserve your seat for the free Think Pink Luncheon, please call The Rainbows of Hope Program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center at 973.754.3646. Attendance is by pre-registration only.