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Cancer Center Events of Note

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

It is estimated that 50 percent of women over 40 years of age do not get their recommended annual mammograms. A mammogram is a woman's best defense against breast cancer because it catches the disease early when it's most treatable. Why not call now to schedule your mammogram for the month of October? The Cancer AnswerLine™ nurses at 1-800-865-1125 can help.

 

9th Annual Spring to Life Blooms with Success!

Ford Motor Company generously sponsored the Spring to Life brunch - an incredible array of culinary creations prepared by The Common Grill, Cousins Heritage Inn, Food For All Seasons, The Moveable Feast and Chef Gary Danko.

Volunteer Appreciation Awardees
Paul Cousins of Cousins Heritage Inn and Cheri Rehkopf of Fine Flowers. Other awardees included Pat Cousins; John Ozga of Fine Flowers; Aileen Schulze, benefit coordinator and volunteer; and Chris Triola and Bonnie Bona of the Chris Triola Showroom.

Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon was among the 500 guests and volunteers gathered at Washtenaw Community College on Sunday, April 18, to support the U-M Compre-hensive Cancer Center. This year's event raised more than $200,000 through private and corporate donations.

Silent auction winners Stan and Bernice Turner take home "Rainbo-Lizard" donated by Dan Day of Distinctive Designs In Steel and "Spring Lilacs" donated by J. Coates. More than 150 galleries and artists donated art for the auction.

 

Join the Fun! Gilda's Walk 99

The U-M Cancer Center is pleased to be a co-title sponsor with the Josephine Ford Cancer Center of this year's Gilda's Club Family Walk and Block Party on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Gilda's Club Metro Detroit is a free cancer support community for men, women and children with all types of cancer, and their families and friends. The Club offers groups, workshops and social events in a home-like setting at 3517 Rochester Road in Royal Oak. Gilda's Club is named in honor of comedian and former Detroiter Gilda Radner. Gilda, in describing the support she received in her own life, called for such places of participation, hope and friendship to be available to people with cancer, their family members and friends everywhere.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the 5K Walk/Stroll, which begins at 10 a.m. (rain or shine) from Cobo Center in Detroit. Organizations and individual groups of five or more may walk as a team and will be eligible for prizes. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and all will receive a free T-shirt. For more information and/or to receive an entry/pledge form, call (248) 577-0800.

 

Patient Symposia on Prostate & Breast Cancer Set for Summer

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is organizing two patient education conferences for the summer of 1999. The 2nd International Prostate Cancer Symposium for the Patient is set for July 17 and 18 at the Power Center in Ann Arbor. This free symposium will feature keynote speaker Harry Belafonte, entertainer and prostate cancer survivor, and nationally known experts on conventional and complementary treatments for prostate cancer.

To register, call 1-800-949-3434. Space is limited. The 1st International Betty Ford Breast Cancer Symposium for the Patient is set for Aug. 14 at Rackham Auditorium in Ann Arbor. The keynote speaker will be Susan Ford, breast cancer activist and daughter of former First Lady Betty Ford. Speakers from leading medical centers around the country will discuss prevention, nutrition, complementary and conventional therapies, and genetics.

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