McGuire VA Medical Center sponsors programs throughout the month of October to educate Veterans and their families on the facts about breast cancer and to raise awareness for the needs of people and families affected by the disease.
Richmond VAMC is proud to host several events throughout the month that include:
A Women's Health Fair – offers a variety of health screenings, education, and information from community organizations. Women Veterans can find bone density screenings, information about a variety of breast cancer treatments and health promotion opportunities.
Wear Pink Day – All employees, visitors, volunteers and Veterans are invited to wear pink several days during the month to support those in their battle against breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Survivor's Panel brings together a group of Survivors to share their stories and to help educate and inspire others. A panel is featured as well as displays and educational material.
The Breast Cancer Walk for Awareness is an annual symbolic walk around the medical center campus to support and remember those who are living with breast cancer and to remember those whose lives have been lost to this disease. All participants wear a shirt with the breast cancer logo representing the month of activities at the medical center.
These annual events are important health promotion activities that reach Veterans, family members, volunteers and employees and are enjoyed by all participants. The programs not only raise community awareness, but provide a wide array of educational opportunities.