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Inova Loudoun Hospital Life® with Cancer and Loudoun Breast Health Network to Host Annual Free Community Event: 2019 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Leesburg, VA – To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Loudoun County, Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer® and the Loudoun Breast Health Network are hosting Pathways to Survivorship: A Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg. The Retreat will start with registration from 11 – 11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and an educational session from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Mood and Anxiety for Cancer with Dr. Colleen Blanchfield, Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center.

The Survivors Retreat Open House, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., will showcase information and community resources.  Attendees will enjoy an array of complimentary giveaways and services including: free wigs, bras, scarves, hats, and soft pocket prostheses; makeup sessions; bra fittings as requested; yoga, massage and healing touch sessions; door prizes and giveaways; light lunch and refreshments and much more.

If able, attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed food item or a local grocery store gift card to help stock the Loudoun Hunger Relief pantry for the holidays.

Participation is free, but registration is requested. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703-698-2526.

Media Contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

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About Life with Cancer

Life with Cancer, a program of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, has become Northern Virginia’s leading cancer education and support organization. We offer a variety of programs and services for patients, survivors, and their family members to help individuals cope with cancer, its treatments, and survivorship in the best possible way.

About Inova Loudoun Hospital
Founded in 1912, Inova Loudoun Hospital is a 283-bed nationally recognized hospital committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for the entire family.  Inova Loudoun Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals in the country for nursing excellence, emergency care services, and patient safety. Inova Loudoun Hospital is also a Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement, Spinal Surgery, and Stroke Care.

Inova Loudoun Hospital offers family-centered care with its children’s emergency room, children’s inpatient unit, NICU, and hospital-based natural birth center and is home to Loudoun County’s only designated trauma center. Inova Loudoun Hospital’s two additional 24/7 free-standing emergency rooms (ERs), located in Ashburn and Leesburg, are Joint Commission Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (ASRH).

The Loudoun Breast Health Network (LBHN) is an all-volunteer 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to assist Loudoun County residents diagnosed with breast cancer through outreach and support programs.  The LBHN’s Pink Assistance Fund program provides financial assistance to Loudoun County residents who have been diagnosed and are undergoing active treatment for breast cancer by assisting with medical bills/medications, rent/mortgage payments, transportation costs, utility bills, groceries and other expenses.  The LBHN’s New Beginnings Program provides free wigs, free mastectomy bras, free soft pocket prostheses, free hats and scarves and offers in-person support visits to breast cancer patients.  Visit us on the web at http://www.lbhn.org.  Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LoudounBHN.

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