Beaumont hosts ‘Women, Wisdom and Wellness’ event

9/12/2013

Beaumont Health System is hosting a health fair to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event takes place on . at the , 6900 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield.

This free evening event includes Beaumont health and wellness experts; a variety of retail vendors; wine and appetizers; and dinner with a lecture. Beaumont breast cancer surgeon and chair of the health system's breast cancer program, ., and plastic surgeon will partner with to discuss breast cancer and breast reconstruction. The dinner and lecture begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required for the dinner only.

"We invite the community to join us for an evening of health and wellness festivities," says Carla Schwartz, director, Community Affairs and Advocacy, Beaumont Health System. "In addition to breast cancer experts, the health fair will also have medical staff to address heart health and diabetes."

There will be door prizes and giveaways throughout the night.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women. About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, killing more than 39,000 people in 2013.

There is no registration for the health fair. To attend the free dinner and lecture, register by calling 1-800-633-7377 or visit https://classes.beaumont.edu/ and search for the keywords health and wellness.

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