October is more than just the changing of seasons; it’s Breast Health Awareness Month, and the West Wing Clinic in Homer, Alaska, is gearing up to provide you with a series of engaging and informative events to help you take charge of your breast health. Join us in a celebration of awareness, prevention, and community support throughout the month of October.
On Tuesday, October 3, from 7 am to 9 am, don’t forget to hit the brakes at three convenient locations across Homer:
- Homer: Alaska Islands and Ocean parking lot (Host: South Peninsula Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology)
- Fritz Creek: Fritz Creek General Store parking lot (Host: Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic)
- Anchor Point: NTC Health Clinic Parking lot at 33880 Sterling Highway (Host: NTC Health Center)
Treat yourself to a free grab-n-go breakfast bag filled with goodies and life-saving breast health information! It’s a quick and easy way to learn more about breast health and local screening opportunities. Don’t miss this pit stop for your health!
On Friday, October 6, from 5 pm to 7 pm, head to Grace Ridge Brewing for the First Friday Fundraiser. Join our silent auction and help raise funds for the mobile mammography bus, bringing breast health services to the southern Kenai Peninsula. Your participation supports a vital cause while learning more about disease prevention and local screening opportunities.
Wellness Wednesday, October 11, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Kachemak Bay Campus, is an evening dedicated to nurturing both your body and mind. Join the West Wing midwives to discuss breast health, the importance of self-exams, and more. Enjoy a casual meal, tea, and a 30-minute presentation followed by a one-hour yoga class. You’re welcome to attend some or all of the sessions for free, enhancing your well-being in a supportive environment.
Tour the SPH Imaging Department on Thursday, October 19, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Located at the SPH Imaging Department, this open house event allows you to explore the department, meet the providers, and ask questions. Get up close with the 3D mammography unit, all while enjoying mocktails, chair massages, door prizes, snacks, and more! It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn about breast health in a relaxed setting.
Breast Health Panel Discussion (October 24): Gain Knowledge, Share Wisdom!
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 24, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, at Kachemak Bay Campus. Join our esteemed panelists, including Dr. Robin Holmes (KBFPC), Dr. Edson Knapp (SPH Radiology Dept), Dr. Sherry Johnson (Far North Surgery), and Kim Donich (local breast cancer survivor). They will provide insights into screening guidelines, personalized care, busting mammo myths, navigating abnormal results, current surgical options, and much more. While you learn, enjoy refreshments and seize the chance to win exciting door prizes.
Join us in these enriching events and be part of Breast Health Awareness Month. At West Wing Clinic, we believe in empowering you through knowledge and community support. Together, we strengthen not only our health but also our community bonds. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #BreastCancerAwareness, #HomerAlaska, and #WestWingClinic when you share your experiences on social media!
As part of Breast Health Awareness Month, take advantage of this free offering to learn more about breast health, disease prevention, local screening opportunities, and more!
Join us for a free evening dedicated to women’s health! Enjoy a tasty meal while listening to the Midwives from the West Wing discuss breast health, the significance of self-exams, midwives’ crucial role in healthcare, and celebrate National Midwifery Week. After, you can relax in a one-hour yoga class! Come for a part or stay for all!
- 🗓️ Wednesday, October 11: 5-7 pm
- 📍 Kachemak Bay Campus Room 202
Join us for a gentle yoga class to help ease the transition from summer to fall in Alaska. This hatha yoga class uses slow, mindful movements that align our posture and increase present-moment awareness, with some poses held longer for deeper stretches and relaxation. Suitable for all ages and experience levels!
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