The Chautauqua Center Announces Details of Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event

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Sarah Gilbert and Alicia Ekstrom, The Chautauqua Center Marketing Specialists and Pat Carr and John Smith, breast cancer survivors and members of the Jamestown Cancer Support Group at last year’s in-person event
Sarah Gilbert and Alicia Ekstrom, The Chautauqua Center Marketing Specialists and Pat Carr and John Smith, breast cancer survivors and members of the Jamestown Cancer Support Group at last year’s in-person event

The Chautauqua Center invites the community to their 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness event on Tuesday October 27, from 10am to 2pm. The MammoGrammy’s is an opportunity to connect with others, learn about breast cancer prevention, have fun and win prizes. Because of COVID, the free event will be held on a virtual platform this year. To register and receive a link to the event, send an email to dcourtney@thechautauquacenter.org.

Jennifer Wilcox, DNP, FNP-BC, one of The Chautauqua Center’s women’s health clinicians.
Jennifer Wilcox, DNP, FNP-BC, one of The Chautauqua Center’s women’s health clinicians.

The event celebrates health, increases awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, explores local resources and encourages both men and women to be proactive in getting screened. Featured presenters include clinicians from the Chautauqua Center: Jennifer Wilcox, DNP, FNP-BC, Lisa Brathwaite, WHNP and Evonne Butler, FNP. In addition, Steve Warden, the Chautauqua Center’s new registered dietician nutritionist will explain how diet impacts the risk of cancer and provide tips on how to enhance cancer treatment through lifestyle and dietary adjustments. Other presenters include John Smith and Pat Carr, breast cancer survivors and members of the Jamestown Cancer Support Group and Alyssa Settelmaier, PT, DPT, CLT a certified Lymphedema specialist from Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy.

Lisa Brathwaite, WHNP, one of The Chautauqua Center’s women’s health clinicians.
Lisa Brathwaite, WHNP, one of The Chautauqua Center’s women’s health clinicians.

In addition to attending the event, the Chautauqua Center encourages everyone in the community who is at risk for breast cancer to get screened during the month of October. Risk factors include family and personal history of breast or ovarian cancer, aging, tobacco use, sun exposure, radiation exposure, or being overweight. Contact the Chautauqua Center at 716-484-4334 to become a patient and schedule a clinical breast exam.

Evonne Butler, FNP, one of The Chautauqua Center’s women’s health clinicians.
Evonne Butler, FNP,
one of The Chautauqua Center’s women’s health clinicians.

If it is determined that you should get a mammogram, the Chautauqua Center has partnered with Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk and UPMC in Jamestown to offer special incentives. Those who get a mammogram following the event on Wednesday October 28 will receive a pink ribbon mask, gift cards, and be entered to win a gift basket filled with goodies. To receive a mammogram, participants must have a prescription from their health care provider. If you are not a Chautauqua Center patient, call your provider to request a prescription. Then contact the following direct lines to schedule your mammogram: Brooks Memorial Hospital: 716-363-3933; UPMC: 716-664-8448.

The Chautauqua Center is open to everyone in the community and is currently accepting new patients. The health center accepts all insurances, including Medicaid, and offers a sliding fee scale and payment plans for those who qualify. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8am- 7pm; Friday 8am- 5pm. For more information, visit www.tcchealth.org.