Carthage Area Hospital’s ‘Think Pink’ Event Goes
Virtual October 28th
Published: October 12, 2021
at 01:00 p.m.
By: Press Release from Carthage Area Hospital
‘Think Pink’ Event Goes Virtual on October 28th
Community Engagement Series Returns Featuring
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care
(October 11th, 2021) CARTHAGE,
NY — Carthage Area Hospital’s Community Engagement Series returns on
Thursday, October 28th with their popular, “Think Pink” Breast Cancer
Awareness event from 12pm-1pm virtually on Google Meet.
allows us to host this educational event safely. We know how much our
attendees look forward to this event each year and we found a way to
continue bringing critical information to our community,” said Dave
Gunderson, Community Engagement Series Coordinator.
In the past, this
event series offered a free luncheon to learn about various healthcare
topics in regards to prevention and detection from
healthcare experts. This year, Carthage Area Hospital will go the virtual
route during the lunch hour. Since refreshments can’t be offered, there
will be opportunities to win some gift cards for attending.
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care community liaison, Salena M. Sachman, MPA who will provide valuable information on
the importance of screening and knowing your breast density and Carthage
Area Hospital’s Director of Community Nutrition and Diabetes Education,
Carly Draper, RD, CDN, CDE who will discuss Nutrition and Breast Cancer
“Breast cancer is
the leading cause of cancer in American women (aside from skin). It’s not
just a disease of older women. 1 in 6 women ages 40-49 are diagnosed with
breast cancer. That’s why beginning annual mammograms at the age of 40 is
so crucial. Annual screening mammograms gives doctors the opportunity to
evaluate your breasts on a consistent basis to see if there are any
changes, which could represent early breast cancer. When found early,
breast cancer is curable,” said Salena M. Sachman,
To RSVP, please
register online at www.carthagehospital.com/thinkpink or contact Dave
Gunderson through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
315-519-5214. A Google Meet link will be sent the morning of the event. For
requirements on how to use Google Meet, please visit https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?ref_topic=7306097
Carly Draper, RD,
CDN, CDE is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian /
Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator who joined Carthage Area
Hospital’s Clinical Nutrition team in 2009. She graduated from the
University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food
Science. She completed an internship at Emory University Hospital in
Atlanta, Ga. Through her studies, and having lived in both urban and rural communities,
she has developed a passion for nutrition education and improving the
health and wellness of all patients. She lives in Watertown with her
husband, Andrew, and two daughters.
Salena M. Sachman, MPA has served as the community
liaison at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC) since 2016. She travels
throughout upstate New York educating people on the importance of screening
mammography and the services offered at EWBC. Salena enjoys speaking about
women’s health to various community organizations and healthcare providers.
Her hope is to give people the information and tools they need to make
informed choices about their health.
Community Engagement Series
Hospital’s Community Engagement Series is a population health initiative
aimed at educating residents in the hospital’s 83,000-person service area
of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties. The
hospital features a different health topic to empower residents to make
more informed decisions about their health and wellness and care.
Engagement Series events are free and open to the public. Advance
registration is preferred on the hospital’s website, carthagehospital.com.
You may also contact event organizer, Dave Gunderson at
email@example.com or 315-519-5214 to learn more.
Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in
1965. It operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access
Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 residents across Jefferson, northern
Lewis, and southern St. Lawrence counties.
In addition to
establishing a clinical affiliation with Crouse Health, Syracuse, in 2017,
the hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including
the Philadelphia Medical Center, Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic,
and Women’s Way to Wellness. CAH provides a wide range of specialty care,
including general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, neurosurgical
care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral health.
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