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OSF Saint Anthony’s events scheduled in October to raise breast cancer awareness

OSF Moeller Cancer Center

As part of its continuing recognition of breast cancer awareness month, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton, Ill., will hold two public events to educate women about the disease.

From 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, the OSF Saint Anthony’s mammography team will host a “girls’ night out” event. Attendees can get a screening mammogram and enjoy food, drinks, vendors and prizes.

From Noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, the hospital will host a “lunch and learn” with guest speaker Manpreet Sandhu, MD, an oncologist at OSF Moeller Cancer Center on the OSF Saint Anthony’s campus. Dr. Sandhu will share insights on breast cancer treatment and more. Attendees will receive a box lunch. To attend the “lunch and learn,” RSVP by Oct. 28.

People interested in attending either of these events should RSVP by calling (618) 474-6791.

“It’s vitally important that women know how to catch breast cancer early through self-checks and mammograms,” said Heather Chambers, breast health navigator at OSF Saint Anthony’s. “These events will allow women in the Riverbend to learn in a safe and welcoming environment.”

Heather Chambers

Mission Partners (employees) at OSF Saint Anthony’s have been marking breast cancer awareness month all throughout October with activities such as a pumpkin decorating contest and breast cancer t-shirt sales. The hospital has also displayed pink lights throughout the month.

Learn more about breast cancer care at OSF Moeller Cancer Center online in the OSF Newsroom.

 

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