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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

 

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Description automatically generated(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.

 

“This alternative 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.

Speakers include 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 Reduction.

 

“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, MPA.

 

To RSVP, please register online at www.carthagehospital.com/thinkpink or contact Dave Gunderson through email at dgunderson@cahny.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

 

About Our Speakers

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.

 

About the Community Engagement Series

Carthage Area 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.

 

All Community 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 dgunderson@cahny.org or 315-519-5214 to learn more.

 

About Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area 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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