Friend to Friend: Staying healthy together

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Exhibits, vendors, food and information are all part of a Friend to Friend party that Wise County women are invited to attend 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the newly opened Weatherford College Wise County campus, 502 Big Sandy Court, just off U.S. 380, between Bridgeport and Decatur.

This event will help women learn about breast and cervical cancer and how early detection can provide the best protection for these two cancers.

Dr. Robin Skrine, a surgeon specializing in breast care and surgery, will provide information on mammograms and Pap tests and guidelines for when to get these screenings.

Alea Pena, a breast cancer survivor, will share a testimonial related to the importance of breast and cervical screenings. For women who think they cannot afford the cost of the screenings, resources are available to help cover the cost.

Informational exhibits secured to date are: Moncrief Cancer Institute, Mary’s Gift, Wise County Community Health Center, Wise County Relay for Life and American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS).

Wonderful finger foods sponsored by local vendors, along with popular retail exhibitors, will create a fun and festive atmosphere for those in attendance. Representatives from Avon, Mary Kay, Thirty-one Gifts, Advocare, Premier Jewelry, Willow Tree, Juice Plus, Rockin’ Rhinestones by Kristi Cross, Special Medical Bottle Labels, Supplements and Wraps, Scentsy, and Tupperware will display their wares. Door prizes will be provided by exhibitors, as well as several others from area businesses.

Ladies are encouraged to pre-register and enter for a chance to win a special door prize by calling the Extension office at (940) 627-3341.

The Friend to Friend party is free of charge due to the generosity of area sponsors and grant funds provided by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wise County and the Friend to Friend Planning Coalition are hosting the event.

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