What Seton Is Offering For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BRA Day Event, Yoga, Zumba and Medical Expertise at
Seton During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
AUSTIN, Texas – (Oct. 1, 2014) – A breast screening “lunch and learn” today at the Seton Breast Care Center will kick off a series of Seton Healthcare Family events throughout Central Texas during October to spotlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Upcoming events and programs include “BRA Day”; opportunities to consult with medical experts; and yoga and Zumba classes for cancer survivors, patients and care givers, too.
Low- and no-cost mammograms are available to those who qualify, and all women are encouraged this month to schedule a mammogram sometime in the near future. Seton facilities providing mammograms are fully accredited and staffed by trained technologists.
Here are some of the Seton-sponsored events and programs that are open to the public:
•           Oct. 1, noon-1 p.m.: Breast Screening Lunch and Learn. Cindy Manning, a nurse well-versed in mammography, will discuss myths and proper breast screens and answer women’s questions in a private setting. RSVP to Lorie Thibodeaux at (512) 324-1025, ext. 10262 or breastcarecenter@seton.org. Location: Seton Breast Care Center, within Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.
•           Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: V.I.Pink Women’s Health and Wellness Luncheon, sponsored by the Ignite Women’s Health Program at Seton Medical Center Williamson. A chef-prepared healthy lunch will be shared, along with the latest information on healthy diets for women and guidance from Dr. Vivian Aguilar, obstetrician and gynecologist with University of Texas Physicians Group. Door prizes will be awarded, favors will be provided and reservations are required. They can be made online or by contacting Diane Plas at dlplas@seton.org or (512) 324-4804. Location: Learning Center at Seton Medical Center Williamson, 201 Seton Parkway, Round Rock.
•           Oct. 9, noon to 2 p.m.: Stiletto Stampede Lunch Time Yoga and Lunch. The event is co-sponsored by the Seton Breast Care Center and Stiletto Stampede, the annual 100-yard dash in high heels that supports various breast cancer recovery programs, including Boob Camp. Location: Seton Breast Care Center, within Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.
•           Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon: In Sickness and in Health, a monthly gathering of patients and care givers. Encouraged by exercises and guidance from Toni Bernhard’s book “How to be Sick,” participants engage in story sharing, meditation and non-medical healing practices. To register, call (512) 451-0272. Location: Seton Cove, 3708 Crawford St., Austin.
•           Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m.: Stiletto Stampede Zumba Power. Location: Seton Breast Care Center, within Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.
•           Oct. 15, 1-5 p.m.: BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day: Pretty in Pink. Avenue 5 joins with Seton Breast Care Center to offer free facials and mini-manicures in shades of pink and clear. Drs. Elisabeth Potter and Adam Weinfeld will provide information and answer questions relating to breast reconstruction and related concerns. Location: Seton Breast Care Center, within Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.
•           Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5: The Power to Heal. A four-class workshop for cancer patients and caregivers is led by Seton’s Chaplaincy Service. Topics include Recognizing the New Normal; Coping with Courage Emotionally and Spiritually; Utilizing Contemplative Practices for Well-Being; and Living Well: Body, Mind and Soul. RSVP to Lorie Thibodeaux at (512) 324-1025, ext. 10262 or breastcarecenterinfo@seton.org. Location: Seton Breast Care Center, within Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.
•           Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: V.I.Pink Women’s Health and Wellness Luncheon, sponsored by the Ignite Women’s Health Program at Seton Northwest Hospital. A chef-prepared healthy lunch will be shared, along with the latest information on healthy diets for women and guidance from Dr. Vivian Aguilar, obstetrician and gynecologist with University of Texas Physicians Group. Door prizes will be awarded, favors will be provided and reservations are required. They can be made online or by contacting Diane Plas at dlplas@seton.org or (512) 324-4804. Location: Seton Northwest Hospital, 11113 Research Blvd., Austin.
•           Oct. 24, noon-1 p.m.: “This Was No Coincidence” Book Signing. A self-help memoir by Mitra Motsfi, a young cancer survivor looking for love outside of herself and finding her ability to heal rooted within self-transcendence. The author will discuss her story, read a book excerpt and answer questions. Location: Seton Breast Care Center, within Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.
•           Oct. 29, noon-1 p.m.: Laughter Yoga. Leah Tunnel, an experienced laughter yoga teacher, will lead a class that spreads joy and shows that laughter can be the best medicine. RSVP to Lorie Thibodeaux at (512) 324-1025, ext. 10262 or breastcarecenterinfo@seton.org. Location: Seton Breast Care Center, within Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin.
•           Oct. 31, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Pink Pumpkin Day. Throughout the day, there will be a pink breakfast, a pink luncheon featuring Drs. Lauren Ash and Elisabeth Potter, assorted breast cancer awareness booths in the lobby and plenty of pink door prizes. A portion of money raised will go to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Central Texas. Contact Mary Faria for more information at (512) 324-9041. Location: Seton Southwest Hospital, 7900 FM 1826, Austin.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Seton Breast Care Center, call (512) 324-1025.
 
About Seton Healthcare Family
The Seton Healthcare Family, a faith-based non-profit organization founded in 1902 by the Daughters of Charity, is the leading provider of comprehensive, advanced health care and services in Central Texas.
Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations including four medical centers, a world class pediatric medical center, two community hospitals, three rural hospitals, an inpatient mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for the uninsured and several strategically located health facilities. The system offers the region’s only Level I Trauma Centers for adult and pediatric patients, and first heart transplant program. Seton’s insurance division works with commercial insurance companies, community physicians and Medicaid and Medical Access programs for low-income persons, to assist in the management of the region’s overall health.
Seton is home to The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center’s Austin medical residency programs, as well as the Seton/UTSW Clinical Research Institute.
The organization’s role in education, research and spiritual programming furthers Seton’s mission to improve the health of the communities it serves, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable, as it prepares the region’s next generation of clinicians. In Fiscal Year 2013, Seton provided $340 million in charity care.
Generous donors and a culture of giving nurtured by trustees, volunteers and staff help Seton further the Daughters of Charity health care ministry.
Seton is a member of Ascension Health, the healthcare delivery subsidiary of Ascension.                                                                                                    For more information, please visit www.seton.net.
About Ascension
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum of care and through innovation. Ascension is the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, providing the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Last year, Ascension provided $1.5 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs. Its Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 150,000 associates serving in more than 1,900 sites of care in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Ascension’s direct subsidiaries provide services that include healthcare delivery, medical equipment management, treasury management, resource and supply management, venture capital investing, physician practice management, and risk management.

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