On Saturday October 19, 2013, Windsong Comprehensive Breast Care sponsored the Survivor tent in Niagara Square and helped celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday. Team Windsong joined thousands of walkers to support breast cancer and recognize the survivors. The money raised supports research of breast cancer and services provided to breast cancer patients and community education, early detection and prevention. Our team raised several thousand dollars to donate to ACS: Making Strides by fundraising throughout the year. This is just another example of our ongoing to commitment to the ACS and our fight to end breast cancer.
On October 17, 2013, Dr. Katherine O’Donnell presented the latest information on breast cancer and treatment options at the Kaleida Health’s Spirit of Women Night of Indulgence at Banchetti’s. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, women came out for shopping, eating and learning. There were over 30 vendor tables, free health screening tools and discussions on women’s healthcare.
On October 1, 2013, Dr. Katherine O’Donnell helped to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month by speaking with Linda Pellegrino on AM Buffalo. They discussed the importance of monthly self breast exams and routine mammography. The feature highlighted the incidence and prevalence of breast cancer and tools we can use for early detection.
On October 5, 2013, Windsong Radiology Group held their annual free screening mammography day. With the support of Erie County Cancer Services Program and clinicians from the Neighborhood Health Center, numerous patients were able to receive a free clinical breast exam and mammogram. Cancer Services Program provides free mammography for women over 40 that are uninsured or underinsured. These services are also provided all year long through Cancer Services in Erie County at (716) 886-9201 x303.
On October 2, 2013, Dr. Katherine O’Donnell joined Dr. Stacey Akers at the St. Joesph Campus for a discussion, “Ask Us Anything About Breast and Ovarian Cancer”. In recognition of breast cancer awareness month the experts discussed the potential hereditary and environmental triggers, plus emerging information about prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
On October 5, 2013 Windsong Radiology Group will join with Erie County Cancer Services to provide free screening mammography and clinical breast exams to those who are uninsured or underinsured. To schedule your mammography call the Erie County cancer services office at (761)-886-9201. This event is coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness month but, Windsong Radiology Group and Cancer Services Program work together all year to ensure all women are provided the screening mammograms and diagnostic work up they need.
On October 5, 2013, Maureen Connors, CBPN-I, was honored with the Susan G. Komen HOPE award. The HOPE award is given to a breast health professional who works toward improving the lives of breast cancer survivors or conducts research to find the cures. Maureen is one of our breast patient navigators at Windsong and was instrumental in developing the navigator program for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Maureen was joined by hundreds of health care professionals and community members to support our growing number of breast cancer survivors in Western New York.
On June 15, 2013 Team Windsong Comprehensive Breast Care (WCBC) sponsored the 2nd annual Buffalo Dragon Boat race. Hope Chest is a non profit organization that supports exercise programs for breast cancer survivors. This year over 50 teams joined together for a day of racing, music, food and fun.
On June 8, 2013 Team Windsong Comprehensive Breast Care sponsored the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Survivor Breakfast tent. Over 160 team members joined together to support the community and the event. The event in total raised $430,000 with 5,500 racers. The money raised provides community resources and national research programs. The team was recognized by Komen as largest team and raised over $6,500.
On January 19, 2013 Windsong Radiology Group will be sponsoring a Breast Density Education Day at the Williamsville location. New York State passed legislation requiring all patients to be notified of their breast density and the screening options available for breast imaging. The event will feature Windsong Radiology Women’s Imagers and Dr. Christopher Comstock from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The discussion will include defining and identifying breast density, NYS legislation and the imaging modalities available. For more information view the Windsong Radiology Group Breast Density Education web page. CME credit available for attendees.