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2017-10-05 / Local News

Seminar to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout October, the Breast Cancer Network will host several educational seminars to raise awareness and educate survivors and the public on various topics related to breast cancer.

There will be a genetic testing and counseling seminar with Laura Fisher of Windsong Radiology at 6:30 Thursday, Oct. 5, at 55 Spindrift Drive in Williamsville.

Carol DeNysschen will offer a nutrition and breast cancer education program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Breast Cancer Network, 3297 Walden Ave, Depew.

The 24th annual Breast Cancer Survivors Education Day Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Grapevine Banquets, 333 Dick Road, Depew. The symposium will include various speakers from the cancer care community.

This year the focus of the speakers will be “A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Guide to Wellness.” Attendees will learn about topics such as nutrition, modifying behavior habits, the benefits of tai chi and exercise, and new developments in breast cancer research.

“Education Day is one of our most well-attended events,” said Bev Jasinski, BCN’s board president. “Attendees always leave with a ton of information that they may not have learned about if they had not attended. We enjoy being able to connect cancer care experts with the people that are going through or have already gone through breast cancer.”

BCN will also participate in several fundraising events that are being held on its behalf.

“People want to help; they want to make a difference. We are honored that so many have chosen Breast Cancer Network to be the benefactor of their passion and hard work.”

Jones said BCN sends board members and survivors to the events to promote awareness, screenings, and wellness activities for survivors.

“There is so much that people don’t realize about breast cancer,” Jones said. We are grateful for these opportunities to increase public knowledge of the disease.”

To learn more about BCN’s programming or to register for these or other events, go to www.bcnwny.org or call 706-0060.

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