Pink picnic held to support cancer survivors


Uploaded by WTNH on 04.10.2012

Transcript:
VIRUS. BUT FIRST HERE'S
IN HEALTH NEWS -- CREATING
A COMMUNITY OF STRENGTH --
THROUGH PINK POWER. NEWS
EIGHT MEDICAL REPORTER JOCELYN
MAMINTA IS HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW
YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.
JOCELYN? DARREN-SONIA- I
HOSTED A PINK PICNIC EARLIER
TODAY -- SERVING UP HOPE AND
SUPPORT TO CANCER SURVIVORS,
FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.
THERE IS A WAY FOR ALL OF US
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
THE SMOOTH SOUND OF THE
SAXOPHONE -- GREETED GUESTS AT
THE B-J'S IN WALLINGFORD -- AT
THE ANNUAL PINK PICNIC -
CO-HOSTED BY YALE CANCER
CENTER. THE COLOR OF THE
MONTH DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT --
AS CANCER SURVIVORS GATHERED
IN CELEBRATION OF LIFE. THEY
LISTENED TO BONNIE LURIE--
DIAGNOSED TWO YEARS AGO -- "
I WAS DIAGNOSED VERY EARLY."
AND HAD A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY.
"I KINDA WOUND UP NOT HAVING
ANY CHEMOTHERAPY AND NOT
HAVING ANY RADIATION. AND I
THINK AGAIN, PART OF THAT IS
YOU WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK
YOU'LL END UP LOOKING LIKE.
AND REALLY, IT'S BEEN A GIFT
BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT, I FEEL
LIKE I LOOK BETTER THAN I HAVE
EVER LOOKED." PATIENTS
-- REGARDLESS OF INCOME LEVEL
- -CAN GET THE TREATMENT THEY
NEED. THE HEAD OF THE BREAST
CENTER AT SMILOW CANCER
HOSPITAL AT YALE-NEW HAVEN
SAYS IT STARTS WITH GETTING A
FREE SCREENING THROUGH THE
LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT. "IT
COVERS YOUR SURGERY TO GET RID
OF THE CANCER, IT COVERS
CHEMOTHERAPY, IT COVERS
RADIATION. IT IS IMPORTANT YOU
GO THROUGH THE HEALTH
DEPARTMENT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO
BE DIAGNOSED THROUGH THAT
EARLY DETECTION PROGRAM, BUT
AFTER THAT YOUR TREATMENT IS
COVERED." MONEY
RAISED THROUGH FUNDRAISING
CAMPAIGNS LIKE THIS ONE IN
OCTOBER -- BENEFITS RESEARCH,
PREVENTION, PATIENT CARE AS
WELL AS COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND
EDUCATION.
PREVENTION, PATIENT CARE AS
LAST YEAR --THE B-J'S
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DONATED
43 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO YALE
CANCER CENTER.