Monday October 8, 2012

The Breast Health Program at North Adams Regional Hospital is offering an array of activities to the public this October in observance of Breast Health Awareness Month. Events are geared to educate the public about breast cancer prevention and early detection.

Activities include a free women’s self defense class courtesy of Villari’s Martial Arts Centers in Williamstown; an excursion to Boston to participate in the Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure; and the free annual "Girls Night Out" health fair extravaganza.

The NARH Medical Imaging department, which will be holding an open house, will be giving away treats to all who receive a mammogram this month. NARH will be offering extra outreach and education including a presentation to the Florida Senior Center.

The schedule of events includes: "Fight Like a Girl" self defense class, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6 to 8 p.m.; Race for the Cure in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 20, 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; "Girls Night Out" women’s health fair, Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and the Medical Imaging Department Open House, also on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

All programs are sponsored by REACH and the Breast Health program at NARH with support from the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For more information and to register for events, contact Megan Bates, Program Associate, at (413) 664-5321 or