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Komen hosts annual Breast Health and Wellness event

(Sept. 24, 2015) Susan G. Komen Maryland is partnering with Atlantic General Hospital to present its fifth annual Eastern Shore Breast Health and Wellness event on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Harrison’s Harbor Watch, overlooking the inlet in Ocean City.  
The free educational program will shine a light on survivorship and caregiving along the breast cancer continuum of care and includes a healthy breakfast.  
Expert speakers will include Dr. Roopa Gupta, Medical Oncologist at Atlantic General Medical Oncology and Dr. Renee Fredericksen, Special Projects Director of the Caregiver Resource Center at MAC, Inc. in Salisbury.  
Elisa Lawson, Certified Prosthesis Specialist and owner of the Women’s Health Boutique at Mercy Hospital, will present valuable information about the post-operative garments and resources available to support the needs of survivors.  
Although the event is free and open to the public, registration is required as space is limited. Online registration is available on the Komen Maryland website:  
For more information, call 410-938-8990.
Susan G. Komen has invested almost $2 billion globally to end breast cancer through ground-breaking research, community health outreach and advocacy in more than 50 countries.
Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the U.S. outside of the federal government. Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer. Komen Maryland is ranked in the top 10 of the Komen network of 120 Affiliates.
Through events like the Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland has invested $40 million in community breast cancer programs since 1993. Seventy-five percent of net donations raised in Maryland stay in Maryland.  The remaining 25 percent go to support peer reviewed scientific research funded by Susan G. Komen.
The majority of funds raised by Komen Maryland come from Race for the Cure events each year in Hunt Valley and Ocean City. Komen Maryland provides the following free-of-charge:
• Community educational conferences, consortia and educational material for community events
• Resource Guide for breast health healing for newly diagnosed women
• Breast Health Basics presentations and breast health outreach in the community
• Survivor support and education