In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Advocate Christ Medical Center hosts its 12th Annual Paint the Town Pink for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer. This free community event. on Saturday October 14th, is open to women who are interested in learning more about breast health, and will feature Holly Simon, Founder and Executive Director of the “I Am Who I Am” Foundation.
The event starts at 8:00 am with registration and a continental breakfast. At 9:00 a.m. the keynote lecture presentation by Holly Simon will begin.
After a half hour break, the program will continue with Dr. Michael Jude Welsch, an Advocate Christ Hospital dermatologist, presenting, “What you should know about skin cancer”. Before lunch, Donna Pake, a radiology technologist at Advocate Christ, will provide an update on Breast Imaging
After lunch, participants will hear “Pink Predictions: The Future of Breast Cancer Surgery and Treatment”, a presentation by Dr. Barbara Krueger, a breast cancer surgeon at Advocate Christ Hospital. The event will begin wrapping up at 1:45 p.m. with raffles and will end at 2:00 p.m.
The general public is invited to the event, which will be held at the Advocate Christ Stein Auditorium at 93rd Street and Kilbourn Avenue, here in Oak Lawn.
Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, which is one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,400 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is a leader in health care and one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest in a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services, heart, kidney and lung transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. The hospital also has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois providing emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and is a leader in breakthrough technologies, including eICU® (electronic intensive care unit) monitoring, robotic da Vinci Surgery System® and CyberKnife® Radiosurgery. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the medical center among the nation’s leading providers for cardiology & heart surgery and diabetes & endocrinology and rated it overall as being among the top four hospitals in Illinois. The hospital is also recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession.