Press release by Bethany Zell of Pink Aroostook:
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cary Medical Center’s
Women’s Imaging Center and Pink Aroostook have partnered with the
Caribou Business and Professional Women (BPW) to bring some fabulous
guest speakers to Aroostook County for the Think Pink Luncheon. The
event will be held on Friday, October 24th in the Chan Center at Cary Medical Center in Caribou from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
guest speakers are both breast cancer survivors who will educate on
breast cancer risk and the importance of knowing your own body. Carol
Matyka, MA, is the National Breast Cancer Coalition
(NBCC) Volunteer Field Coordinator for Massachusetts and leads the
State's grassroots advocacy efforts to further NBCC's legislative and
public policy agenda. In 1997, Ms. Matyka helped found CARE Advocates at
Tufts Medical Center, a patient advocacy group that promotes advocate
involvement in programs for breast cancer patients and their families.
In 2009, she joined Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Breast Cancer
Advocates, a group that focuses on collaborating on translational
research to improve clinical care. In 2013, she was selected for a seat
on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
(NAC). Her message will encourage people to look beyond pink ribbons to
the end of breast cancer.
Our second speaker, Nancy Greene, LCPC, a breast cancer survivor
and National Breast Cancer Coalition advocate from southern Maine, will
briefly share her story and how breast density played a role in her
breast cancer experience. Tours of the Women’s Imaging Center will also
Coincidentally, the Think Pink Luncheon also
falls during National Business Women’s Week. We will use this time to
recognize the business women of Aroostook County for their contribution
to our county communities. Attendees will enjoy a delicious buffet
lunch, receive a complimentary goodie bag and have the opportunity to
win one of several door prizes. The Think Pink Luncheon promises to be a
relaxing and enjoyable event.
The $10 admission will be used to
support both, the Caribou BPW’s Scholarship Program which helps local
individuals defray the expensive costs of higher education AND Pink
Aroostook, a county-wide breast health program. The two organizations
will each receive $5 from every admission for local, Aroostook County
To register, please call or email Bethany Zell by October 17, 2014 at 207-551-4284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.