3 months ago From Blessing
Will be a spa day on Friday, October 18, from 8 am to 3 pm
In honor of National Mammography Day on October 18 and World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, the Blessing Breast Center is hosting a spa day event on Friday, October 18, from 8 am to 3 pm. The Center is located in Blessing Health Center Suite 320, 927 Broadway, Quincy.
Women will be treated to fun, free activities including nutrition demonstrations, Dermascan skin screening, massage, spa services, raffles, goody bags and refreshments. In celebration of World Osteoporosis Day, woman can also receive a free osteoporosis heel scan with consultation by a certified nurse practitioner. Aside from the usual cost for the mammogram, which will be billed to the woman’s insurance carrier, all other activities are free.
“We are excited to team up with the Breast Center because heel scans are so important for women. Many underestimate the impact osteoporosis can play on their life,” explains Emily Ver Meer, administrative coordinator of Orthopedic Services. “They can’t feel it, they can’t see it. Consequently, they don’t know it’s happening until they suffer fracture, and that injury can significantly reduce their quality of life.”
Space is limited and reservations required by calling 217-223-8400, ext. 4300.
“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime,” said Lori Wilkey, RT, MBA, director, Radiology Services. “We want to see moms and grandmothers, sister and aunts. Getting regular mammograms can lead to earlier diagnosis when treatment can be most successful. We hold quarterly ‘Spa Days’ to give women a convenient way to get their needed mammogram with a little bit of fun added.”
The American Cancer Society’s basic breast cancer screening recommendations are: