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SwedishAmerican to Host Free Breast Cancer Awareness Program

September 24, 2013

On Monday, October 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SwedishAmerican will host Planting the Seeds of Hope, a free breast cancer awareness program, at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road in Rockford.

Attendees can arrive at 5:30 p.m. to register and browse informative healthcare exhibits. At 6:30 p.m., SwedishAmerican Health System President
and CEO Dr. Bill Gorski will provide an update about the health system's new Regional Cancer Center opening in October.

Guest speaker, Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, UW Carbone Cancer Center, will then speak about “Recent Progress and the Future of Breast Cancer.” As an oncologist, Dr. Burkard’s clinical practice and research interest is in breast cancer and experimental therapeutics.

Additionally, Kristen Christianson, breast cancer survivor and CT Technician for SwedishAmerican, will discuss her personal story about fighting breast cancer and our expert panel will discuss the latest innovations in breast health care and answer your questions.

Everyone who attends will receive a free gift, as well as a gift certificate for $25 off a mammogram at the SwedishAmerican Center For Women or SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere. In addition, light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

To register for this FREE program, visit www.swedishamerican.org or call HealthConnect at (815) 968-2500.

About SwedishAmerican Health System

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The health system is comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency, and a foundation. SwedishAmerican will soon expand world-class cancer services across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin when it opens a new cancer center in October 2013.

For further information, contact:
Paul Greenland

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