Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Dr. Koellermeier is featured above with her
photo from the 2014 "Faces of Survival" calendar.


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps of preventative care, which helps detect the disease in its early stages, and therefore, fail to encourage others to do the same. Although a lot of progress has been made, there is still a long way to go – and we need your help! Here are a few ways you can support breast cancer research and awareness in the Fox Valley area:

·      Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. This event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society. Just a few hours of your time, at this 3 mile fundraising event, will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer. For more information and to register, visit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for more information. 

Saturday, October 12
Memorial Park in Neenah
Registration opens @ 7:30 am
Open Ceremony @ 9:00 am & walk to follow


4th Annual Pink Party Gala. Join the Pink Party Breast Cancer Foundation on Saturday, October 12th at Hollander’s Pub in Little Chute, WI. You can participate in the Pink Laces – 5K walk for a cure, Pink Aces Cribbage Tournament, silent auction and even enjoy food and live music. 1 out of 8 women in the the US develop invasive breast cancer, so come out and help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and treatment.

For more information visit www.pinkparty1.com

Bras Across the Fox. On October 25, 2013, join Doug and Mary- along with 95.9 KISSFM, KZ 104.3 FM - as they host the 3rd annual Bras Across the Fox. Bras will be strung across bridges in Appleton, Green Bay, and new this year, Oshkosh. Women's Care is a pround sponsor of the event, which raises money for breast cancer research and awareness.  

Anyone who cannot attend the even, but who still wants to get involved, can drop off a bra donation at our Neenah, Appleton, Oshkosh and Waupaca Women's Care of Wisconsin locations. Help us raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer screenings and annual mammograms!

Bring a bra...Hang is up...Send a message of hope. 

Friday, October 25 | 6am - 6pm
College Avenue Bridge, Appleton
Walnut Street Bridge, Green Bay
Wisconsin Street Bridge, Oshkosh

About Women’s Care of Wisconsin The providers at Women’s Care of Wisconsin are devoted to you and your health. That means having the most advanced techniques, up-to-date educational information and a compassionate, caring staff. Our providers offer a well-rounded approach to your OB/GYN care, one that meets both your physical and emotional needs throughout every phase of your life. We call it our Circle of Care. From adolescence through menopause and beyond, you can depend on us. Meet our providers and learn more about gynecology, pregnancy care, midwifery, infertility, procedures and surgery, incontinence, osteoporosis, menopause and more at www.womenscareofwi.com or call 920.729.7105 for any questions or concerns.