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 health.              

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.  

Attendees 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 “fact.”  

“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.    

The active lifestyle station will focus on how to make smart food choices, knowing your healthy weight, prenatal exercise and nutrition recommendations.  

Participants 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

(843) 522-5585
Registration is required.

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