Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In the October issue of Richmond magazine, which should be hitting mailboxes and newsstands this week, we included a calendar of breast cancer-related events in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But that was just a sampling. There are tons of other events planned, including a free Pink Mondays series of lectures and seminars at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Each Monday in October, the Forest campus’ Williamsburg Room will feature discussions on various topics, everything from breast-cancer screening and genetics (Oct. 8) to caregiving strategies and stories for the caregivers of a woman with breast cancer (Oct. 22). Call 242-5662 for more information or to register.
VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Massey Alliance is hosting its second annual Swinetangle at Rock Bottom Island (5995 River Road) on Oct. 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. Come for barbecue and live bluegrass by the Atkinsons. Tickets are $30 in advance for adults ($40 at the door), $6 in advance for ages 6 and older ($10 at the door) and free for children younger than 6. Proceeds benefit VCU Massey Cancer Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 827-2179 or visit www.richmond.com.
If you’re looking to take an active role in someone’s recovery from cancer, volunteer to drive a patient to treatment. Training opportunities for potential drivers are available through the American Cancer Society on Oct. 9 at the Chesterfield Police Department (2730 Hicks Road) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 527-3718.