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September 27, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Day



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Local organizations will celebrate West Virginia Breast Cancer Awareness Day Monday, Oct. 4, with an educational program and wreath-hanging ceremony designed to increase awareness and detection of the disease.

The free program will begin at noon at War Memorial Hospital, 109 War Memorial Drive, and include a light lunch for participants.

Dr. Tamara Spriggs from Community Physicians of War Memorial Hospital will be the guest speaker. Breast cancer screening guidelines and breast cancer educational materials will be available to participants.

Following the program and luncheon, a wreath-hanging ceremony will occur at the Morgan County Courthouse, 202 Fairfax St. The wreath, which will be displayed throughout October, will serve as a reminder that all women are at risk for breast cancer.

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The program is being sponsored by the Morgan County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS), Morgan County Health Department and War Memorial Hospital.

For more information, call Barbara Bailey at 304-258-5084.

Holistic Family Health Conference



FREDERICK, Md. - The second annual Holistic Family Health Conference will be Friday, Nov. 13, at Frederick Community College's Conference Center, E Building.

This year's event will include an expanded day, running from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will offer nearly 20 workshops. The cost is $49, which includes an organic lunch catered by Canapes.

Registration is available at http://www.frederick.edu/holistichealth, and participants sign up for workshops online at the time of registration. Participants may attend three to six different sessions, depending on the timing of selected sessions.

For information, visit the registration website at http://www.frederick.edu/holistichealth.

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