October 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I & III • Page 15 National Breast CancerAwareness Month (ARA) One out of every eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis during her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Every woman diagnosed is someone’s mother, aunt, best friend, neighbor, or coworker. Every day is a great day to step up and fight this deadly, yet treatable disease, but an especially good time is during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Office communities are great places to Think pink and raise awareness of breast cancer generate awareness for the various charities that need support to keep the hope for a cure alive and strong. Try the following suggestions to motivate and mobilize workplace colleagues to join the fight against breast cancer in October: Encourage employees to wear jeans and their favorite pink T-shirts each Friday. Everyone is happy to observe casual Friday and most are happy to make a donation for the privilege of doing so. Collect small contributions from each participant to benefit a charity such as City of Hope or the American Cancer Society. Assemble colleagues to participate in a charitable event. Create an office team and sign up for the nearest Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer or Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Train together and ask your company to match dollars pledged. Invite employees to share stories about friends and family who have battled breast cancer. Create an “Inspiration Collage” of survivor photos and profiles on a bulletin board in a communal area of the office, such as the kitchen or break room. Encourage all female workers to get screened. Breast cancer is most effectively treated with an early diagnosis. Work with your human resources department to dis- tribute a reminder e-mail that encourages workers to schedule their annual mammograms. Take a “day off” to volunteer at a local breast cancer organization or hospice. Many companies sponsor volunteer days for employees. Find the perfect opportunity that fits the interests and skills of your coworkers through a search engine like www.volunteermatch.org. Make your clicks count by visiting websites that promote breast cancer awareness. Visit TheBreastCancerSite.com and click to help fund mammograms for low-income women through the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For more ideas on how to make a difference during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit www.nbcam.org. Foundation donates The Valley Hospital has received a $10,000 donation from the Hope for Change Foundation in support of breast cancer research. The foundation supports theatrical programming as a means of raising funds in support of organizations that are dedicated to breast cancer research. Shown outside The Valley Hospital’s Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center are Chris Farrell, director, philanthropy, The Valley Hospital Foundation; Nancy Librera, assistant vice president of oncology services, The Valley Hospital; Robert Korst, M.D., medical director, The Valley Hospital Blumenthal Cancer Center; Jason Summers, vice president of artistic direction and design, Hope for Change Foundation; Anthony Casella, president, Hope for Change Foundation; Jessica Bittner, member, board of directors, Hope for Change Foundation; Cheryl Parish, manager, oncology clinical trials, The Valley Hospital; and Laura Klein, M.D., medical director, The Valley Hospital Breast Center. �������������������� ������������������������������ ���� ������������������������������������� ����������� ��������������������������� ���� ������������������� �������� �� ����� ���������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������� ����������������� ��������������������������������������� �� ����������������� ������ ������������������������� � 2 Locations Glen Rock & Passaic PASSAIC LOCATION NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! 595 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood 201-444-5763 Open Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 ����� �������� ������� We Offer Line Of Credits And Financing Plans 201.345-5621