2010-11-05 / Milestones

SJEH Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital staff held numerous activities to raise awareness during National October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Monday, October 25, staff wore pink for a group photo. Nursing Department staff taught breast self-examination and gave out educational literature throughout the month. Gwen Pinckney, RN, Nursing Department Administrative Supervisor, spoke on breast self-examination at Macedonia Baptist Church in Far Rockaway on Saturday, October 23.

Staff raised a total of $894 through a cupcake sale, the raffle of an afghan crocheted by staff and from a donation from staff members through the Rockaway Ravens football teams, the Mighty Mites and the All Americans. The funds were given to the American Cancer Society in the Hospital’s name.

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