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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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McLean, VA 22106
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McLean, Virginia 22101
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Dear Friend,


I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and highlight several "Link To Pink" events throughout our area this October.


As you may know, the INOVA Breast Care Institute now offers free mammograms all year long for those without insurance. If you don't have a primary care doctor, INOVA will help refer you to one.  If you don't have insurance, INOVA will work closely with various clinics across the area to get you what you need, including a free mammogram. Click here for more information about INOVA and to set up your next appointment.


Upcoming Events


Breast Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

LOCATION: INOVA Children's Hospital

3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, Virginia 22042

MORE INFORMATION: This group will be facilitated by an oncology nurse and an oncology social worker.

QUESTIONS: Call 703-776-2820



Every Friday from 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

LOCATION: INOVA Life with Cancer Family Center

8411 Pennell Street

Fairfax, Virginia 22031

MORE INFORMATION: This is a closed support group for women of all ages with metastatic breast cancer.  Prior screening is required.

QUESTIONS: Call 703-698-2520


Celebration of Life Brunch

Saturday, October 19th from 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

LOCATION: INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital

3600 Joseph Siewick Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22033

MORE INFORMATION: This is an annual brunch for breast cancer survivors.  Guests will have an opportunity to hear an expert panel discussion.

QUESTIONS: Call Nancy Golden at 703-391-3138 or email [email protected].


Pink Ribbon Brunch
Tuesday, October 22nd from 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
LOCATION: INOVA Life with Cancer Family Center
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

MORE INFORMATION: This brunch will feature presentations by Costanza Cocilovo, MD, Alex Mesbahi, MD, and Pamela Crum, SOS coordinator about Inova Breast Care Institute updates, lymph node transplant and the new Survivors Offering Support group.

QUESTIONS: Call 703-698-2522


Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Wednesday, October 23rd from 7:15 PM- 8:30 PM

LOCATION: INOVA Life with Cancer Family Center
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA  22031

MORE INFORMATION: This group meets with a genetic counselor and oncology counselor to discuss topics of interest to women diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer as a result of BRCA genes. 

QUESTIONS: Call 703-776-2820 


Living with Breast Cancer: Education and Exercise
MORE INFORMATION: This is a six-week class series that features expert speakers presenting on a full range of topics and is coupled with an exercise class tailored to the needs of women who have had breast cancer surgery. 

QUESTIONS: Learn more at www.lifewithcancer.org


Swing for Pink!
Friday, October 25th
LOCATION: Mount Vernon Athletic Club
7950 Audubon Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia

MORE INFORMATION: The kids events begin at 4:30 p.m.- tickets cost $10 per child. Adult activities begin at 6 p.m.- tickets cost $25 per adult in advance and $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the INOVA Breast Care Institute.
QUESTIONS: Email [email protected]


Breast Cancer Survivors' Retreat - New Beginnings

Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
MORE INFORMATION: This free Breast Cancer Survivors' Retreat will take place on Saturday, October 26th at INOVA Loudoun Hospital. There will be an education session from 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM entitled, "New Horizons in Breast Care: Genetics, Genomics & Epigenetics." An Open House will follow from 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM.

QUESTIONS AND TO REGISTER:  Get more details about the event, register now or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682)


I try to be accessible to my constituents in as many ways as possible. For more information, please visit my website, www.delegatecomstock.com, where you can read my blog for up-to-date information on Virginia, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter. You can reach me by email at [email protected] or by phone at 703-772-7168. Please don't hesitate to contact me about issues that concern you.





Barbara Comstock


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