Breast Cancer Awareness Events: Education And Detection

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Sunday, Oct. 13: Representatives from Komen Connecticut will be at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets' center courtyard at Gap Outlet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to answer questions regarding breast health and the organization's efforts. Light refreshments and Lindt Chocolate samplings. All month, customers can make a $10 donation to receive a coupon for 25 percent off one item from select stores at the center. Donations will be accepted on-site only via cash or credit, with contributions benefiting Komen of Connecticut.


Free Mammograms

Wednesday, Oct. 23: St. Francis Care, Radiology Associates of Hartford and NBC Connecticut are teaming to offer free mammograms at St. Francis Care at Glastonbury, 31 Sycamore St., Glastonbury. Call 860-714-2724 to schedule.

Digital Mobile Mammography

October and November: Hartford Hospital is providing a digital mobile mammography van around the community and at places of employment.

Upcoming van visits are scheduled at: First Choice Health Center, East Hartford (Oct. 23); Hartford City Hall (Nov. 13); Newington Chamber of Commerce (Nov. 14), and Jackson Chevrolet, Middletown (Nov. 16).

Appointments are required. Call 860-545-1141 for information on how to schedule an appointment at a specific site.

And to schedule a van to visit a workplace, call 860-696-3000 or go to

Living With Breast Cancer

Wednesday, Oct. 30: Dr. Kim Caprio will present a free program on recent advances in breast cancer, including surgical and non-surgical options, plus details on important lifestyle choices, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Francis Care at Simsbury, 30 Dorset Crossing Drive, Simsbury. Register at

Information: 877-783-7262.

Eating And Life After Cancer

Tuesday, Nov. 5: Hartford Hospital will present a program called "Change Your Eating, Change Your Life After Cancer," from 7 to 9 p.m. at its Avon Family Health Center, 339 West Main St., Avon. The fee is $40. Register at

DCIS: Stage 0 Breast Cancer

Thursday, Nov. 7: Dr. Ramon Jimenez will present a free program on ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), including how it's diagnosed and treated, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Hartford Hospital Wellness Center, Blue Back Square, 65 Memorial Road, Suite 425, West Hartford. Register at or call 860-545-1888.

Dense Breasts

Monday, Nov. 18: Dr. Frederick Shuler, a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging, and Donna Cameron, Eastern Connecticut Health Network's women's health nurse navigator, will present a free program titled "I Have Dense Breasts: Now What?" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at ECHN Community Education Room, 2600 Tamarack Ave., South Windsor. Register at or call 860-533-6550.

Beyond The Mammogram

Thursday, Dec. 5: Dr. Kimberly Caprio will discuss the importance of early detection and practical ways to improve your health and lower your risk for breast cancer, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Comprehensive Women's Health Center at St. Francis, 114 Woodland St., Hartford. Registration, refreshments and tours of the new center begin at 5:30 p.m. Call 877-783-7262 to register.

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