‘Women’s Night Out’ to promote women’s health, mammograms, at Morristown Medical Center, Oct. 24

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From the African American Wellness Coalition:

The African American Wellness Coalition (AAWC) and Morristown Medical Center are hosting a Women’s Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the lobby of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center in Morristown.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month event is designed primarily for women who have not had a mammogram or who have not been keeping up with their screening schedule.

It’s an opportunity for women to tour the Julius Rippel Breast Center of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, hear presentations and ask questions of medical professionals, obtain resources and be reminded of the importance of taking an active role in their health care.

While the event is in a hospital setting, the atmosphere is informal. There are door prizes, refreshments and socializing.

The coalition attempts to break down barriers and fears that often prevent women from being screened or maintaining their schedule.

Mammograms can be scheduled for this event for those with a prescription and pre-registration. A representative from New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection will offer assistance to those who are under-insured or not insured, if they qualify.

The AAWC is a grass roots organization comprised of community advocates, public health professionals and organizations, and cancer survivors who are concerned with addressing the pressing health needs of the African American community.

The coalition seeks to empower the African American community in the Morris County area to improve its overall health and well being. The AAWC has been selected to receive the “Game Changers” award for Health at the 88th Anniversary Gala of the NAACP Morris County Branch on Nov. 1.

Women who are interested in attending and/or scheduling their mammogram can call (973) 971-5952 by Monday, Oct. 21. The Simon Center is at 100 Madison Ave.

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