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Elkhart Hope for a Cure open house slated for Oct. 9

Posted on Sept. 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sept. 26, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

TRUTH STAFF

ELKHART — Elkhart General Center for Cancer Services is hosting an open house from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Hospital West Wing.

Hope for a Cure: An Evening of Fun, Fashion, and Inspiration to Raise Cancer Awareness will have something for everyone. The center will provide information and education on the latest cancer prevention strategies.

Events include:

Ÿ Fashion show featuring Jules Boutique

Ÿ $10 pink hair extensions provided by The Beauty Shoppe. Proceeds going to the Elkhart General Foundation Oncology Patient Assistance Fund (OPAF)

Ÿ Shop local retailers. Portion of proceeds go toward the OPAF

Ÿ Interact with those involved in cancer treatment by experiencing the Health Odyssey: A Journey through Cancer Care exhibit

Ÿ Physician and clinician seminars

Ÿ Screening mammograms – Pre-registration required. A special gift will be given to the first 12 women who pre-register. Some restrictions apply.

Ÿ Free screenings include:

o Oral, head and neck cancer screenings by otolaryngologist, John Gilbert, D.O.

o Skin cancer screenings by DermaCenter PC

o Blood pressure and body fat screenings

Ÿ Accountable care act resource corner

Ÿ Chair massages

Ÿ Exercise demos

Ÿ Hors d’oeuvres

Ÿ Prizes

A gift bag will be given to the first 100 attendees.

Pre-registration is required for only the mammograms. To register, please call Integrated Patient Scheduling at 523-3444.

For event information please visit www.egh.org or call 523-3303. The open house is free to the public.