On Sunday, September 30, 2012 Saint Agnes Hospital’s Breast Center Team will pair up with the Howard County community and local high school girls for the mother-daughter “Say Yes to the Dress and Save a Breast” event, which promotes breast cancer awareness and education among teenage girls.
The event will feature a screening of, “A Daughter's Story,” a documentary about teen girls with mothers affected by breast cancer, as well as a dress sale and fashion show where the girls will model gently used formal and semi-formal dresses. The show will close with a walk of honor, when the girls escort their mothers down the runway.
Proceeds from the event will benefit organizations that support local patients and their families with urgent needs during cancer treatment, including The Red Devils, The Cancer Support Foundation, Ribbons of Comfort, the Ulman Cancer Fund, and the Saint Agnes Foundation. Saint Agnes regularly partners with the Howard County community on breast cancer awareness and events.
- What: Say Yes to the Dress and Save a Breast
- Where: Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center
- 2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
- When: Sunday, September 30, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tickets: $25 each, all proceeds benefit local support organizations. Includes tea, light fare, fashion show, dress sale, and documentary screening. Tickets available at the door.
- Media: For press inquires, photo opportunities, press credentials, etc., contact Saint Agnes’ PR firm Vitamin. The contact is: Amanda Karfakis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 732-6542.
“We are very excited about partnering with the Howard County community in support of a mother-daughter event promoting the importance of breast health and awareness,” said Jennifer Broaddus, a clinical oncology social worker at Saint Agnes’ Cancer Institute. “Breast cancer doesn’t just affect the patient that is diagnosed, it impacts her entire family. We recognize the special bond mothers and daughters have and this event allows our community to celebrate these relationships, promote breast cancer awareness, and raise money to help support families in their journey to fight against breast cancer.”
As one of the first 135 hospitals nationwide to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers, Saint Agnes is a top medical resource with a proven program that is dedicated to breast health. From a multidisciplinary team approach to individual counseling and support groups to holistic healing programs and strong community relationships, Saint Agnes helps patients and their families face cancer diagnosis through mind, body and spirit.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 314-bed hospital currently undergoing a $200+ million expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Md. and is a full service teaching hospital with residency programs in a number of medical and surgical specialties. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute, Cardiovascular Institute, Maryland Metabolic Institute, Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Women’s & Children’s Health Institute. Saint Agnes pioneered the first Chest Pain ED in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services.