RIVER FALLS, Wis.
River Falls Area Hospital aims to demystify the revised guidelines on mammograms during a fun, spa-like evening for women.
In October, the American Cancer Society updated its guidelines on the recommended age to start and frequency of mammograms. At the “Sparkle with the Girls” event on Monday, May 9 (recommended for women aged 38-55), radiologist Michael Grogan, MD, will review the revised guidelines, explaining what they mean for most women.
Attendees will also hear River Falls resident and survivor Karin Al-Baghly tell the story of her battle to overcome breast cancer and take part in a mindfulness relaxation exercise led by certified wellness coach Kali Higgins. Guests may also choose
to have their mammogram during the evening.
There will be free time between and after the presentations for women to take advantage of mini makeovers and massages, donated by the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program and Lori’s Salon and Day Spa in River Falls, respectively.
A three-course appetizer meal and sparkling fruit juices will accompany the presentations.
"The new guidelines may seem a little daunting for women aged 38-55 wondering whether they need to get screened," said cancer program coordinator Heather Simpson. "That’s what prompted us to hold this event – to clear up any confusion about the new guidance
and raise awareness of breast health generally, while treating women to an enjoyable evening out. Breast cancer is highly treatable if caught early and so it’s important that women understand when they should think about getting screened.”
Registration is required for this free event. Call 715-307-6060 to reserve a spot.