Shelbyville Daily Union

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September 17, 2013

Sept. SMH Girls Night Out boots breast cancer

Shelby Memorial Hospital (SMH) wants to encourage women to get their mammograms because early detection is a woman’s best protection.

The September Girls Night Out (GNO), sponsored by SMH will focus on breast health. Please join us for an evening of valuable information and simple strategies designed to educate and promote wellness among women. GNO will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Lake Shelbyville Visitors Center, located on Rt. 16 east of the main dam.

Guest speaker Doris Bowers, M.D., General Practitioner, will talk about the importance of detecting abnormalities in the breast early. SMH Mammography Technologist Timmerle Scholes, RT(R) (M), will share what to expect when you come to SMH for your mammogram, and will be available to answer questions.

Special inspirational guest speaker Chris Frye, author of “The Joy is in the Suffering”, is a licensed therapist who drew inspiration for her book when she lost her brother in a car accident while on his way home from his son’s fifth birthday party.

There will be a surprise bag for each woman in attendance. The Niemerg Family Winery, located in Findlay, will offer a wine tasting featuring their family brands of wine. SMH will raffle a special gift bag to one lucky participant, always a unique feature of Girls Night Out. In recognition of the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SMH will raffle five FREE mammograms.

For more information on Girls Night Out, or to schedule a mammogram, please visit MySMH.org or call Shelby Memorial Hospital at 217-774-3961, ext. 5171.

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