Louisville Magazine

OCT 2018

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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2 0 1 8 B r e a s t H e a l t h S e c t i o n 5 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION events calendar Komen Kentucky shares breast health information, sells merchandise and helps oversee the raffle for a PINK snow plow Information: Visit KomenKentucky.org or call (502) 495-7824. Power of Pink Gala & After Party Date: October 19 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Kye's In Jeffersonville Organizer: The Power of Pink: Southern Indiana organization dedicated to helping raise awareness and funding for men and women facing breast cancer. Benefits: Norton Cancer Institute Pat Harrison Resource Center This is a formal affair and includes dinner, live music, silent and live auctions and more. New this year is an after party featuring The Louisville Crashers. After party tickets sold separately. Information: Call (812) 206-2134 or email: bill. hanson@newsandtribune.com for tickets or sponsorship information. Cracker Barrel Sista Strut 3K Breast Cancer Walk Date: October 20 Time: Registration: 8 a.m., 3K Walk: 10 a.m. Location: Shawnee Park Fees: $25 per individual/$30 per team member Benefits: Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer and Susan G. Komen Kentucky 3K walk to support breast cancer presented by Becker Law Office. All registered participants receive a Sista Strut t-shirt. Those registered as a team will receive a Sista Strut backpack. A team is 2+ people (no minimum or maximum). Information: For more details and to volunteer, call (502) 479- 2109 or email shannonpaddymo@iheartmedia.com or visit: racesonline.com/events/sista-strut-louisville. Think Pink Celebration Sponsored by: Kentucky Cancer Program, Bullitt County Health Department Date: Tuesday, October 23 Time: 5-8 p.m. Location: Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, Shepherdsville, KY Fees: FREE, must RSVP to (502) 955-5355 Think Pink is a special event sponsored by Bullitt County Health Department & Kentucky Cancer Program, to raise cancer awareness and to recognize breast cancer survivors. Information: Call Bullitt County Health Department, (502) 955-5355. Making Strides of Louisville Presented By: Kroger Date: Saturday, October 27 Time: Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Location: Waterfront Park in Downtown Louisville Benefits: American Cancer Society Information: Visit makingstrideswalk.org/ louisville, call 1-800-227-2345 or email LouisvilleKYStrides@cancer.org. Sip & Shop - Chili Cook Off "Breast Cancer Awareness" Edition Date: October 28 Time: 2-6 p.m. Location: Hampton Inn Suites: 1451 Alliant Ave., Louisville, KY Fees: $0-$12 Benefits: Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC) Guests will enjoy an afternoon of shopping small vendors, wine and chili sampling in the chili cook-off. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink to show support. Information: For tickets visit Eventbrite.com or email: coachjackie1000@gmail.com. Big or Small Save Them All Date: October 30 Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Location: Fleet Feet Louisville, 117 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville KY Fee: Free with pre-registration Benefits: Mizumo and Fleet Feet Sports with support from The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, will once again unite for the second year of Project Zero, in initiating raising funds for breast cancer research. Information: Call (502) 479-8786. Purses, Pouts and Pearls – A Bluegrass Belle's Night Out Organizer: American Cancer Society Date: Friday, November 9 Location: Woodhaven Country Club One-of-a-kind evening featuring great food, dancing, a spectacular auction and much more. Information: Contact Lyn Palmer, at (502) 996-4528 or email Lyn.Palmer@cancer.org. Horses and Hope Day at the Races Sponsored by: Kentucky Cancer Program and Horses and Hope. Date: Sunday, November 18 Location: Churchill Downs Information: If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like an invitation to this program contact our office, (502) 852-6318. DID YOU KNOW? In 2018, it's estimated that in the U.S.: • 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women • 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men • When confined to the breast the survival rate for breast cancer is 99%* Questions to ask Talk with a doctor about your risk of breast cancer. Discuss which screening tests are right for you. Here are some questions you might want to ask: 1. What are the risks and benefits of screening mammography? 2. Would I benefit from getting a mammogram? 3. When do you suggest I start getting mammograms? 4. How often would you advise me to get a mammogram? 5. Where can I get a mammogram? 6. What if I cannot afford a mammogram? 7. Would you advise me to get a clinical breast exam? 8. Am I at higher risk for breast cancer? Do I need other screening tests? 9. If my mammogram shows that I have dense breasts, are there other tests I should get? Signs you should not ignore Be aware of any change in your breast or underarm area. If you notice any of these signs, see a doctor. • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast • Change in the size or shape of the breast • Dimpling or puckering of the skin • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly • New pain in one spot that does not go away * Komen.org

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