The AtlantiCare Foundation will host AtlantiCare’s Ninth Annual Breast Health Signature Event Thursday, October 25, 2012 at The Carriage House, 25 South Pitney Road, Galloway, New Jersey. Sandy Goldberg, PhD, breast cancer survivor, clinical nutritionist and founder of A Silver Lining Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. The evening will include giveaways, chair and hand massages, makeup demonstrations, mini spa treatments, an art exhibit by cancer survivors and vendor sales and services. Cancer survivors will receive a special gift. Proceeds of the event will benefit programs and services of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
Since 1988, Goldberg, known as “Dr. Sandy,” has been in private practice treating a variety of medically related nutritional problems. She is now in her second decade on NBC Chicago. Her weekend television series “Food for Thought” has garnered a broad and loyal viewership. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, Goldberg invited an NBC camera crew to chronicle the first 14 months of her journey through treatment and recovery. The production, “One Woman’s Story,” won an Emmy in 2002. That same year, she founded A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF), to provide cancer resource information and services to uninsured and underinsured individuals.
ASLF is comprised of four programs: The Chicagoland Cancer Information Coalition, outreach and resource information; The Evelyn Goldberg Center at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, quality of life services; Buy A Mom A Mammogra®, funding the entire spectrum of breast health testing from screening mammograms through biopsy; and Keep aBreast, a multimedia presentation to acquaint young women ages 15-19 about the importance of early detection. ASLF’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram™ program, funds services for uninsured and underinsured women and has thus far has served more than 6,000 women.
Goldberg sits on the American Cancer Society Downtown Leadership Board, is an active member of the Loretto Hospital Foundation Board, and is on the President’s Advisory Council of Governor’s State University. She volunteers for the American Cancer Society, Stand Against Cancer, and the March of Dimes.
Registration fee for AtlantiCare’s Breast Health Signature Event, one of several ways AtlantiCare is marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is $55 ($50 for AtlantiCare Spirit of Women™ members). To register, or for more information about AtlantiCare’s Breast Health Program or other AtlantiCare services, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.
About AtlantiCare’s Breast Health Signature Program
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, has granted AtlantiCare’s Breast Health Program, a service of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, a three-year/Full accreditation.
AtlantiCare’s Breast Health Program focuses on providing a coordinated approach to breast health for women, men and their families. The team uses the most advanced technology, including digital mammography, to detect breast cancer. Linnea Brown, AtlantiCare Breast Health coordinator, helps breast cancer patients and their families navigate care. AtlantiCare offers a Breast Cancer Support Group and other educational programs.
To register for AtlantiCare’s Breast Health Signature Event or more information, including vendor/sponsorship opportunities, or to find an AtlantiCare physician or provider, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,461 employees and 600 physicians serve the community in more than 60 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008.
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