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Henry Mayo hosts series of breast cancer awareness fundraisers, educational events

Posted: October 9, 2008 8:59 p.m.
Updated: December 11, 2008 5:00 a.m.
 
In honor of National Breast Cancer Month, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation is hosting a series of fundraising and education events to spread the word about the importance of breast health and early detection of breast cancer.

Kicking off the month is the sale of Pink Ribbon pins throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Worn in honor of those who have been affected by breast cancer, the $5 pin is available at Henry Mayo’s Gift Shop in the hospital’s main lobby, Valencia Acura, Vantage Oncology, Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, UCLA Cancer Center, and Tower Imaging Valencia. Proceeds from the Pink Ribbon pins will benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center located on the Henry Mayo campus.  Pink Ribbon pins are generously donated by Dianne Crawford and Pink Ribbon Gifts.

“Being educated about breast cancer and risk factors is important,” said Diana Vose, president of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation. “Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, but death rates have been declining. This decline is thought to be due to earlier detection and improved treatment. The five-year survival rates demonstrate clearly that early detection improves the rate of survival.”

Also for sale through October at Valencia’s Cobblestone Cottage is the Brighton Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet.  For each bracelet sold, $5 will be donated to the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center. In addition, Brighton will donate $5 from each sale to a breast cancer related organization.

Another opportunity to treat yourself while benefiting the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is through the purchase of Hope Wines at Vino 100 Valencia. The Center will receive 10 percent of Vino 100 Valencia’s sales of Hope Wine’s award-winning California Chardonnay throughout October.

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