MAMMOPALOOZA OFFERS FUN BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENTS

MAMMOPALOOZAEarly detection is key to helping the more than 200,000 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

In recognition of breast cancer awareness month in October, Broward Health is celebrating its sixth year of MAMMOPALOOZA, a fun, month-long event that provides extended opportunities for mammograms and breast cancer education at all Broward Health hospitals. Through extended hours and enhanced awareness, Broward Health performed more than 4,500 mammograms last October.

MAMMOPALOOZA appointments include a mammography screening and review by North Broward Radiologists. Weekend and evening hours are available, and most insurance is accepted. Self-pay is $115 by cash or credit card. Everyone who has a mammogram will receive a special gift.

Here are just a few of the events happening throughout MAMMOPALOOZA.

Tuesday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AmeriBreast Exhibit
Broward Health Coral Springs kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and MAMMOPALOOZA with the AmeriBreast Exhibit. The world’s only walk through tour of the human breasts with an emphasis on breast cancer education and prevention.

Wednesday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AmeriBreast Exhibit
Broward Health Imperial Point kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and MAMMOPALOOZA with the AmeriBreast Exhibit. The world’s only walk through tour of the human breasts with an emphasis on breast cancer education and prevention.

Wednesday, October 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Breast Fest
Enjoy an evening of celebration and education on women’s breast health. Professional speakers, triple touch demonstrations and live entertainment round out the event at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors. For more information, call (954) 463-9005, ext. 108.

Thursday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
AmeriBreast Exhibit
Broward Health Medical Center kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and MAMMOPALOOZA with the AmeriBreast Exhibit. The world’s only walk through tour of the human breasts with an emphasis on breast cancer education and prevention.

Saturday, October 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wonderland Bridal Grand Opening
Wonderland Bridal will open its doors to the public and donate part of their grand opening sale proceeds to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. Enjoy music, bubblies and bites, raffles, photo booth and enter to win $500 toward a wedding gown. For more information, contact (561) 859-9737 or [email protected]

Monday, October 6
Hair Cuts for Breast Cancer
Blast Salon of Coconut Creek is offering haircuts for only $15, and with each donation, you receive $10 off your next visit and a chance to win prizes, including two $50 gift cards to Blast Salon. Proceeds go to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. Book your appointment at (954) 933-9500.

Tuesday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Women’s Health Expo
Broward Health North

Enjoy a FREE fun girl’s night held in conjunction with the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce featuring tasty food, shopping, networking, exhibits and fabulous raffles.

Raffle tickets are on sale at the event, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broward Health North Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mammograms will be available until 7 p.m. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org/events.

Tuesday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
Advances in Breast Cancer
Dr. Nicholas Tranakas, medical director of cancer services at Broward Health Medical Center, will speak about the latest advances in breast cancer at Gilda’s Club of South Florida. Dinner will be served. To RSVP, call (954) 763-6776.

Wednesday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Seasoned Saints Program
The Seasoned Saints program at New Hope Baptist Church is an education program for seniors. Dr. Renee Alexis, medical director of the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center at Broward Health Medical Center, will speak on women’s issues and breast cancer awareness. For more information, call (954) 463-2192.

Saturday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Glam Doll Strut
Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale
Welcome to the hippest stiletto extravaganza to hit the streets of Fort Lauderdale. Thousands of men, women, kids and even pets will descend on Southwest Second Street wearing some of the most fashionable, fabulous and innovative attire imaginable. Proceeds will benefit the Broward Health Foundation. For more info, visit Glam-A-THON.com/strut.

Tuesday, October 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mad Hatter’s Tea
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Come wearing a creatively decorated pink hat for contest judging and fun. This community event features refreshments, educational booths, music, raffles, prizes and more. Reserve your seat today. Call (954) 759-7400 for details, or visit BrowardHealth.org/events.

Thursday, October 23 at 11:15 a.m.
Senior Ministry Luncheon
The Adult Activity Center at First Presbyterian Church welcomes Dr. Nicolas Tranakas, medical director of cancer services at Broward Health Medical Center, to speak on the latest advances in breast cancer. Cost is $9; to RSVP, call (954) 598-9344.

October 1-31
MAMMOPALOOZA
Broward Health will offer a discounted rate and extended hours so that all women can receive their annual mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Appointments recommended, but walk-ins welcome. For more information, call (954) 759-7500 or visit BrowardHealth.org/mammo.

Brighton Collectibles Bracelet
Throughout October, Brighton Collectibles will hold its annual “Power for Pink” campaign, where they will sell their signature jewelry fundraising bracelet. A portion of the sale for each piece will be donated to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund to help women in need obtain free mammograms. For more information, call (954) 968-2383.

Family Portrait Sessions for a Cause
Book your family portrait for a special rate during the month of October. For $250, receive 25 images from photo session, your choice of location for 45 minutes and a FREE personalized online gallery or app. $50 from each session will be donated to the cause. Book your appointment at (954) 254-8033 or www.RosinaDiBello.com.

In addition to these MAMMOPALOOZA events, Broward Health hospitals will be offering extended hours for mammograms and breast cancer screenings. Broward Health locations and MAMMOPALOOZA hours include:

Lillian S. Wells Women’s Center at Broward Health Medical Center
1600 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 355-4400
Mon. – Thur., 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fri., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 5 and 19, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Walk-ins: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women’s Diagnostic and Wellness Center at Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Dr.
Coral Springs, FL
(954) 344-3000
Mon. – Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 1, 15 and 29 until 7:45 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 5 and 19, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Broward Health North
201 E. Sample Dr.
Deerfield Beach, FL
(954) 941-8300
Mon. – Thur., 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., Oct 5 and 19, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Broward Health Imperial Point
6401 N. Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 776-8500
Mon. – Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat., Oct.12 and 26, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Broward Health Weston
2300 N. Commerce Pkwy.
Weston, FL
(954) 217-5000
Mon. – Thur., 8 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 12 and 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Walk-ins: Mon. – Thur. until 6 p.m. and Fri. until 3 p.m.

For more information about MAMMOPALOOZA extended hours or special events, call (954) 759-7500 or visit BrowardHealth.org/mammo.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.

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