Breast Center Hosts Appreciation Dinner

On March 30, Shore Regional Breast Center hosted a dinner for women who have participated in the Wellness for Women breast cancer screening program. The guests gathered at the Tidewater Inn, where they enjoyed a gourmet meal and entertainment by Harmony on the Bay and Company B Quartet.

The Wellness for Women program is funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland Affiliate. The program provides breast examinations and screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women aged 20 to 39 and over 64 who meet income guidelines. Women are referred to Shore Regional Breast Center by their physicians, the county health departments and by their friends and family members who have benefited from the service.

“The Wellness for Women program has become even more valuable in our community as more and more people have lost their jobs and their health insurance coverage,” says Mary Jane Flynn, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, nurse coordinator for Shore Regional Breast Center. She encouraged the women gathered to tell their sisters, aunts, daughters and friends about the Wellness for Women program. “We don’t want anyone to go without this important health screening service just because they can’t afford to pay for it.”

Dale Reddish, CRNP, nurse practitioner on staff at Shore Regional Breast Center, adds, “We know that the women of the Eastern Shore have higher rates of breast cancer. Our goal is to find women who are risk for the disease early so that they get diagnosed when breast cancer is curable.”

For more information about Shore Regional Breast Center and the Wellness for Women program, call 410-820-9400 or visit www.shorehealth.org/services/breastcenter/.

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