October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and across the Hamptons there are events to raise awareness about early detection, prevention and treatment.
On Friday, October 7th The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, Southampton Hospital, and South Fork Community Health Initiative will co-sponsor “Pink Friday,” a health fair in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be held at the Most Holy Trinity Church school building (44 Meadow Way, East Hampton, parking available behind Church). There will be educational information on early detection and prevention will be available and attendees may make appointments for no-cost mammogram and pap tests.
Other highlights will include free glucose, total cholesterol, blood pressure, HIV screenings, Reiki, and Retreat information services. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with a health insurance representative and to sign up for HEAP and Project Warmth, home heating assistance programs and food stamps. Those unable to attend are encouraged to schedule a no-cost mammogram by calling the South Fork Community Health Initiative office at the Healthcare Center at 329-2425. The entire community is invited to this event and encouraged to wear pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness.
On October 15th at 10 a.m. on Shelter Island, you can join a 5k walk/run that will raise money for Breast Cancer. The event is located at Sunset Beach. For more info call 631-774-9499.
On October 17th, Hamptons Plastic Surgery will host a seminar for Breast Cancer Awareness. The event will include complimentary beauty stations with makeup applications demonstrated by Ronald Westcott, a celebrity makeup artist. There will be a private consultation with Rose Dios of Stitch Skin. And there will be an analysis and facial peel Sculptra Treatment demonstration, the Natural Anti-Aging Solution, as well. There will also be gift bags, raffle prizes, and hors d’oeuvres (complments of Schmidt’s Market). Hamptons Plastic Surgery, 25 Montauk Hwy, Quogue.
Panera Bread in Bridgehampton as well as their stores across Long Island will be selling pink ribbon bagels through October, with profits from the bagels going toward battling breast cancer.
And in Southampton, pink lights will be displayed for the duration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.