Broward County Libraries Division Presents Breast Cancer Awareness Programs Sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  
  
DATE: September 14, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT:
Barbara Miller
PHONE:
954-357-7443
EMAIL
: bmiller@browardlibrary.org

For the eighth consecutive year, Broward County Libraries Division has received Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant funding. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant, administered by the Broward Public Library Foundation, allows the Libraries Division to offer health programs and information to their customers.

This year, the annual Broward County Library Breast Cancer Support and Wellness Health Fair will be held on Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. More than a dozen health related informational tables will be at the fair. Attendees can learn about healthy lifestyles for the whole family and sign up to win prizes. Complimentary light refreshments will be available.

There will be four presentations in the AARLCC auditorium during the Health Fair:
11 a.m. - Kim Harris (Sista Idya) speaks about her personal journey as a breast cancer survivor in song and stories.
Noon - Rob Cordo, stroke program coordinator at Memorial Regional Hospital, speaks about stroke awareness and symptoms.
1 p.m. - Michelle J. Stewart, nutritionist and licensed dietitian, discusses women’s health and aging and the importance of learning about proper nutrition.
2 p.m. - Rhonda M. Smith, founder of Breast Cancer Partner, educates women on how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits that help minimize breast cancer risk.
From1 to 2 p.m., stop by thelibrary lobby and participate in yoga moves for the breast cancer survivor. Lynette Culp of the Broward County Park Department invites everyone to participate.

This October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Broward County Library will host a series of programs and events to educate and inform our community. All breast cancer awareness programs are sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Customers are invited to attend the programs throughout the library system. All Broward County Libraries will have Susan G. Komen for the Cure materials and informational displays.

October and November
North Regional/Broward College Library Art Gallery, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066 • 954-201-2600
Stories to Share Part IV by artist Susan Buzzi. Exhibition features 40 large-format photographs profiling breast cancer survivors along with their personal statements.

• October 4 – Noon to 1 p.m.
Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 • 954-357-7443
Nutritionist Michelle J. Stewart presents “Eating Better: Nutrition That Can Help to Prevent Breast Cancer.” A light lunch will be served.

• October 6 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065 • 954-341-3900
Community Health Fair: A Focus on Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Fair sponsored by Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Mammovan, information tables on women’s health and breast cancer, giveaways, HIV/AIDS screening, blood pressure/glucose screenings and more.

• October 11 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL, 33324 • 954-382-5860
Breast cancer survivor Tammi Hartman shares her experience. Light refreshments.

• October 11 – 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 • 954-357-7443
Be Healthy, Be Well, Be Creative with artist Susan Buzzi. Learn about healthy eating and do a fun craft. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 9 to 12.

• October 15 – Noon to 1 p.m.
Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301 • 954-357-7443
Dr. Nicholas Tranakas discusses advancements in breast cancer treatments. Nicholas Tranakas, MD, is the Medical Director of Cancer Services for Broward Health and of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Broward Health Medical Center. A light lunch will be served.

• October 16 – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL, 33324• 954-382-5860
Staying “In the Pink,” presented by the Westside Regional Medical Center and Plantation General Hospital. Listen to a panel of experts on the importance of breast cancer screening, prevention and early detection, diagnosis and intervention, forms of treatment and clinical trials.
Guest Speakers: Evilio Alvarez, MD, Radiology; Brian Weinstein, MD, General Surgery/Breast Surgery;
Shashi Kusuma, MD, Breast Reconstructive Surgery; Edward Kaplan, Radiation Oncology
Elizabeth Tan-Chiu, Medical Oncology – Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
A light dinner will be served.

•October 16 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 • 954-357-7443
Book launch and Pink Tea. The evening will include film viewings, selected works and a book talk with author Susan Buzzi. Susan marks five years of profiling the breast cancer journey with the release of her book I Am A Strong Woman. The poignant collection of photographs along with personal stories features breast cancer survivors and their families and celebrates extraordinary courage, inspiration and hope.

• October 17 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324 • 954-382-5860
Alternative resources on coping with cancer discussion. Light refreshments.

• November 6 – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324 • 954-382-5860
Westside Medical Center presents a Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar.

• November 10 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 • 954-201-2600
“Through the Lens of a Warrior.” Susan Buzzi speaks about her experience of photographing and interviewing breast cancer survivors. Photography exhibit can be viewed in the Gallery.

The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 37 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive web site, www.broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.




 
 
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