Girls' Night Out
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Girls’ Night Out—Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s contribution to National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month—is back for its fifth year with music, munchies
and a whole new lineup of fun activities designed to help women improve their
The free event takes place from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 on the second floor of the Beaufort Memorial Medical and Administrative Center on Ribaut Road. This
year’s program is being billed as a marquee event offering women their “ticket”
to wellness with a focus on breast care, OB-GYN health and an active lifestyle.
Among the all-star lineup of medical
professionals attending the event are members of BMH’s new OB-GYN practice,
including Drs. Christopher Benson, Gregory Miller and Berniece Redmond. They
will be joined by gynecologists Drs. Eve Ashby and Pat Thompson. Topics to be discussed will include minimally invasive hysterectomies,
hormones and menopause.
For the first time, pediatricians and anesthesiologists—essential
members of Beaufort Memorial’s cohesive Birthing Services team—will be participating
in the event. Drs. Faith Polkey, Nicole Broerman and James Simmons or a
healthcare professional from his practice will be available to answer questions,
as will one or more physicians from Low Country Anesthesia.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Audrey Klenke and internist Dr. Robert Vyge also
will be on hand to chat with event guests.
As they enter the venue,
participants will be issued a ticket to all of the interactive displays and
demonstrations, along with two beverage tickets for wine or beer.
Your ticket to breast health will include
breast models used to teach women how to
perform monthly breast self-exams, as well as a display explaining the
difference between the new 3-D mammogram and standard mammography. Radiologist Dr.
Christa Catalano will talk about the benefits of the new digital breast
mammography, a three-dimensional x-ray
that provides a clearer, more accurate view of the breast.
also will be invited to play the popular
cornhole “Tata Toss.” In this game,
participants are asked to answer true or false to questions related to breast
care by throwing a small pink bean bag into one of two holes marked “myth” or
“A lot of women don’t realize the
importance of mammograms and self exams,” said general surgeon Dr. Perry
Burrus. “They don’t think they’re at risk of developing breast cancer because
they don’t have a family history of it. The truth is every woman is at risk.”
To help women determine if they’re
at high risk, Burrus will present a mini seminar on the topic—one of three
breakout sessions being offered during the event. The program also will include
“Maybe Baby” for women thinking about getting pregnant and “Hot and Flashy,” a
discussion on menopause.
active lifestyle station will focus on how to make smart food choices, knowing
your healthy weight, prenatal exercise and nutrition recommendations.
who visit all three education stations will have the chance to win
prizes. The festivities also will include hors d’oeuvres and music.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beaufort Memorial Medical & Administrative Center
995 Ribaut Road
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
Registration is required.