BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — A gaggle of group organizations and companies are putting their very own “pink” touches on encouraging women to make their health a precedence.
They are a part of “In the Pink: A Program about Well-Health for Women,” to be held on Wednesday May three from 6 to eight:30 p.m. on the Belmar Municipal Building.
The occasion shall be awash in pink — within the type of manicures and hair extensions to cupcakes and lemonade — and can supply a little bit of pampering with shoulder massages, present raffles and an inspirational speak by chiropractor Veera Gupta on how women can stay more healthy lives.
The program additionally will convey one key message for all women about their breast health: Early detection is the perfect protection towards breast most cancers. And that begins with a mammogram.
As a part of Hackensack Meridian Health’s Paint the Town Pink marketing campaign held in May, this system will function Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., medical director of breast surgical procedure for Meridian Cancer Care. Beginning at 7 p.m., she is going to lead a query-and-reply session that focuses on mammography’s position in breast most cancers detection and prevention, amongst different breast health issues.
The feminine breast most cancers dying fee declined by 38 % from its peak in 1989 to 2014 as a consequence of enhancements in early detection (by means of elevated consciousness and screening) and remedy, translating to 297,300 fewer breast most cancers deaths, based on the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Still, invasive breast most cancers shall be recognized in about 252,710 women within the United States this yr, together with 7,890 women in New Jersey, the place an estimated 1,250 deaths because of the illness will happen, based mostly on the ACS’s newest statistics.
Claire Deicke, an occasion organizer, is a real believer within the significance of mammography. “I’m alive today because of a mammogram, which saved my life 16 years ago,” she stated. “I would like all women to comprehend the significance of mammography. With ever-altering and enhancing know-how, mammograms can detect the tiniest of tumors.
“Early detection is the key. Mammograms save lives. This is the message of ‘In the Pink,’” stated Deicke, a member of Belmar Cares, a help group for breast most cancers survivors that’s been instrumental within the occasion’s planning and has donated a present basket for the raffle.
She additionally belongs to the Belmar Woman’s Club, which is bringing the pink cupcakes and lemonade, and can supply a raffle of a handcrafted pink wreath created by member Rosemary Tormey
Other companies and professionals donating their time to “In the Pink’ embrace:
- @ease therapeutic massage, Lake Como
- Atelier 22, Belmar
- Nail 1818, Wall
- Shampoo Inc., Belmar
- Vanity 18 Hair Studio, Lake Como
- Retired beautician Carol Cupoli and sister Camille Witkowski, each of Belmar
Presented collectively by Belmar and Lake Como, the free occasion will probably be held on the Belmar Municipal Building, situated on the nook of Main Street and Sixth Avenue.