The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York announced a series of events open to the public and running throughout the month of October to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Girls Night Out will launch the series from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday in the Grapevine Banquet facility, 333 Dick Road, Depew. The night will include local vendors, hors d’oeuvres, a wine wall, dancing, a pink carpet of fame and more. Tickets are $20 presale at bcnwny.org or $25 at the door.
The Breast Cancer Network, founded in 1988, is dedicated to the education, support and advocacy for breast cancer patients and survivors in the region. It offers a slate of support groups, restorative health classes, education programs, and outreach for newly diagnosed patients.
To learn more about networking programming or to register for the events events below, visit bcnwny.org or call 706-0060.
Healthy Cooking Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors: 6 p.m. Tuesday, and Oct. 17 and 26 in the network headquarters, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Free.
Genetic Testing and Counseling Seminar: With genetic counselor Laura Fisher, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Windsong Radiology, 55 Spindrift Drive, Williamsville. Free.
Nutrition & Breast Cancer Education Program: 6 p.m. Oct. 10 with Carol DeNysschen, chairwoman of the SUNY Buffalo State Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science, Breast Cancer Network’s headquarters.
24th Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Education Day Symposium: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 will include prestigious speakers from the cancer care community with a focus on “A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Guide to Wellness.” Attendees will learn more about nutrition, modifying behavior choices, the benefits of tai chi and exercise, and new developments in breast cancer research. $25.
The network also will participate in several fundraising events that will be held on its behalf.