‘Get Your Pink On’ in Waimea


The North Hawaii Community Hospital announces a new location for its 12th annual “Girls Night Out” on Oct. 5. This year’s fun event for North Hawaii women will be from 6-9 p.m. at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and NHCH’s “Girls Night Out” helps keep the women in North Hawaii healthy, happy and informed, say coordinators. This year’s theme is “Get Your Pink On.”

Women will enjoy a fun and educational trade show by local resources and businesses, including massage, hair styling, manicures, makeup, energy work and acupuncture. Several booths will also offer items for sale, including jewelry, makeup, and more. Women will also be treated to complimentary dinner, breast cancer Bingo, a silent auction and door prizes.

Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School is located at 64-1043 Hi‘iaka St. For more information about the event, please visit www.NHCH.com or contact NHCH Event Coordinator Laurie Edmondson at Laurie.Edmondson@NHCH.com or 881-4425.

Early detection is key in treating breast cancer, and annual mammography can help detect breast tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages.

A variety of women’s health and wellness information will also be provided to attendees by the West Hawaii Mediation Center, bone density screenings by Foodland, Planned Parenthood, NHCH’s Rehabilitation Services, NHCH’s Waimea Women’s Center and NHCH’s Breast Health Program.

NHCH recently announced its new Breast Health Program, which offers patients access to the latest technology, a more comfortable experience, faster image analysis and ongoing support, in coordination with Hawaii’s new mammography self-referral law.

Thanks to a new Hawaii state law, which took effect on July 1, women over the age of 40 for the first time have the right and ability to choose when, where and with whom they’d like to schedule their annual breast-screening exam, without a referral from their primary care physician.

Early detection is key in treating breast cancer, and annual mammography can help detect breast tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages.

To take advantage of Hawaii’s new self-referral process and NHCH’s new Breast Health Program, please call NHCH’s Imaging Department at 881-4882 to schedule your annual mammogram.

 

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