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Monday, September 19, 2011 - Coral Springs Medical Center Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Events for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Coral Springs, FL - In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center will host the following events with proceeds to benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, a fund that helps women in need obtain free mammograms: 

Paint the Town Pink Bracelets - Purchase a $10 “pink” bracelet and get discounts to a wide selection of local merchants during the month of October. To purchase your bracelet, call the Community Education Center at (954) 344-3344 or purchase at the Coral Springs Medical Center’s Community Education Center at 3100 Coral Hills Drive in Coral Springs.   

Mad Hatter’s Tea - October 11 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) - Come wearing a creatively decorated “PINK” hat for contest judging and fun! This FREE community event will include free refreshments, educational booths, music, raffles, prizes, chair massage, a meet & greet with Lisa Boccard herself, and more. Event will be held at the Coral Springs Medical Center’s Medical Office Complex at 3100 Coral Hills Drive. Call to reserve your seat at (954) 759-7400 or visit www.browardhealth.org/events

"Murder at The Multiplex" (Murder Mystery Dinner - October 14 @ 7 p.m. - showtime) The evening consists of a sit down dinner accompanied by an original murder mystery play performed by the drama students from Coral Glades High School. Event will be held at the North Broward Medical Center Conference Center at 201 E Sample Rd. in Deerfield. Presale charge is $20 per person or $25 at the door. Couples prices are $35 presale and $45 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (954) 344-3344. Proceeds to benefit North Broward Medical Center and the Coral Springs Medical Center’s Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund.

MAMMO-PALOOZA - October 10-15 (7 a.m. - 7 p.m.) - Our Broward Health goal is to perform 1,300 mammograms during this week. Everyone who gets a mammogram during this week will receive a special gift along with enjoying food and raffle prizes.  No physician prescription is required for a mammogram.  Most insurances are accepted. $99 self-pay (cash or credit). Walk-ins are welcome. For appointments, call (954) 759-7400 or visit www.browardhealth.org/mammo. Mammograms can be done at the Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center at Coral Springs Medical Center at 2901 Coral Hills Drive, 2nd floor.

AmeriBreasts Exhibit Tour - October 11 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) - Visit the world’s only GIANT walk through tour of the human breasts with an emphasis on breast cancer education prevention.  FREE exhibit open to the public (individual or group tours) at Coral Springs Medical Center’s Medical Office Complex, 3100 Coral Hills Drive. For more information, call (954) 344-3344.

Brighton Collectibles Bracelet - (October 1-31) Brighton Collectibles will hold its annual “Power for Pink” campaign where they will sell their signature bracelet jewelry piece. A portion of the sale for each bracelet will be donated to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer fund to help women in need obtain free mammograms. Purchase the bracelet at the Coconut Creek Brighton Store at the Promenade. 4425 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek. For more information, call (954) 968-2383. 

Coral Springs Medical Center hosts ongoing FREE Breast Cancer Support Groups on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital’s café conference room. 3000 Coral Hills Drive. In addition, the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better Program is a community-based, FREE, national service. It teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Meeting dates are the first Tuesday of every month at Coral Springs Medical Center’s Medical Office Complex Conference Room at 3100 Coral Hills Drive.  For more information about either of these programs, call the Community Education Center at (954) 344-3344. 

Coral Springs Medical Center is a facility of Broward Health. Providing service for more than 50 years, Broward Health is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information, visit www.browardhealth.org.