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Published on February 01, 2011

Nazareth Hospital Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant From Ladies of Port Richmond

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA: Nazareth Hospital has received a $6,200 grant from the Ladies of Port Richmond, to be used for breast cancer education initiatives. Nazareth Hospital CEO Christina Fitz-Patrick accepted the check from Mary Lou Leuters, President, Ladies of Port Richmond, and Angeline Zamorski, Treasurer, in December at "Ladies Night Out." This breast cancer education event was also sponsored by a grant from the Ladies of Port Richmond and featured a panel discussion with internal medicine specialist Christine L. Newkirk, MD, and surgical oncologist Adam Berger, MD, FACS. Over 75 women attended the event.

"We are delighted to partner with the Ladies of Port Richmond to present needed breast cancer and breast health education to the women of our community," said Fitz-Patrick. "Breast cancer, if diagnosed in early stages, can be overcome. By providing education, we empower women to take positive action by adopting preventive behaviors, partnering with their physicians and having regular mammograms.

The Ladies of Port Richmond is a fund-raising organization dedicated to increasing breast cancer awareness through education; and financially supporting breast cancer treatment research.

Nazareth Hospital, a member of the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Network, offers digital mammography and other advanced diagnostics as well as cancer treatment delivered with compassion and respect by medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who are members of Jefferson University Physicians. In 2009, Nazareth installed image-guided radiation therapy technology and renovated its radiation oncology suite.

Christy A. McCabe

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Nazareth Hospital
2601 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215.335.6000

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