Together We Can -- Newsletter of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center
 

Summer 2002

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Taking Care of Others
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Taking Care of Others

Early detection of breast cancer is often the first line of defense against this disease. To help those who do not have health insurance and would otherwise forego a mammogram, the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Big Bam! Foundation hosted a day of free mammograms this Spring.

The staff of the Women's Imaging Center helped to screen 50 women who will receive free follow-up treatment, if necessary. Staff members also provided information on breast cancer and breast health and taught attendees how to conduct a breast self-exam.

Free mammograms are just one way the Joan Karnell Cancer Center and the Big Bam! Foundation are working to increase awareness. Held on March 1, the Big Bam! Foundation's Philadelphia Fashion and Music Event featured Philadelphia's celebrity chefs and restauranteurs, including Georges Perrier, Neil Stein, Audrey Claire Taichman, Marc Vetri, and Susanna Foo, serving some of their finest creations.

Designed to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, the event included members of the Philadelphia Ballet and the Philadelphia Charge modeling Nicole Miller's spring fashions and the acclaimed Eroica Trio performing chamber music. Ed Rendell was also in attendance. The Joan Karnell Cancer Center is proud to have been a sponsor of such a worthwhile event.

A volunteer-driven non-profit organization, the Big Bam! Foundation works to raise breast cancer awareness particularly in women under the age of 40. Janice Bonadio, founder of the Big Bam! Foundation, was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years old, an age when few women think about this life-threatening illness.

 


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