Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves thousands of lives every year.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment today for a breast exam or mammogram. In East Greenwich, there are two locations to get a mammogram: Women and Infants in Greenwich Village, 1050 Main St., (401) 886-4200, and Rhode Island Medical Imaging, 1351 South County Trail, (401) 884-8125. Both sites are accredited by the American College of Radiology. Going for an exam can be nerve-wracking. To better understand the importance of exams, here's helpful information that explains the process, when you should go and why: Breast self-exams There has been a lot of heated debate in the research and medical communities about the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Oct. 11.
OLM School Walkathon: The school’s walkathon, its second-largest fundraiser of the year, takes place today (rain date of Friday, 10/12). Students in all grades participate, with the older students walking a two-mile route around the streets of EG. Come cheer them on, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Avenger home games: Tonight the Varsity Field Hockey team “plays 4 the cure” against South Kingstown at 7 p.m. The JV plays at 6 p.m. For the latest information about EGHS sports, check out the Avengers Booster Club website. Green Party’s Jill Stein in Providence: Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein brings her Politics of Courage Tour to Local 121 restaurant in Providence at 4 p.m. today. Jill Stein will talk with supporters and answer the …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Sept. 26.
Yom Kippur: EG public schools are closed today for Yom Kippur, the Jewish religious holiday of atonement. To see about services in our area, click here. Johnny Appleseed Day: Really. Here’s what Wikipedia says about him: Jonathan Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples. Lot of links! But you can celebrate in style – head to Narrow Lane Orchard just over the EG line in North Kingstown (off South …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Lisa Bourbonnais, participating in a 3-day Walk for a Cure in Tampa the end of this month, is looking to raise $2,300 for breast cancer research.
The bright pink fingernails did their job. Midway through an interview with Town Planner Lisa Bourbonnais last week, I realized that she was wearing very pink nail polish. This on a woman who isn't the nail-polish type. So I bit. "What's with the pink nails?" It turns out that Bourbonnais is planning to participate in a Susan G. Komen "3 Day for a Cure" walk in Tampa, Fl., Oct. 21-23. Participants pledge to raise at least $2,300. For that, they get the opportunity to walk 60 miles over three days, sleeping the two nights on the ground in pink tents. "It's just so fun," said Bourbonnais. And she means it. This will be her fifth 3-Day. She decided to do the first one, in Boston in 2007, after learning of her cousin's breast cancer diagnosis…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Oct. 6
Senior Wheel of Fortune: Priscilla Luckhardt from Home Instead will be hosting a Wheel of Fortune game at Swift Community Center this morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations are suggested - please call Erin at 886-8669, ext. 1, to reserve a seat. Playing For a Cure: When EGHS Field Hockey plays Bay View tonight under the lights, they will be awash in pink. They will be playing with a pink ball, selling pink t-shirts and cupcakes and taking donations – all to raise money for breast cancer treatment and cures. October is both the height of the field hockey season and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a natural tie-in, according to Coach Deb McMullen. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Carcieri Field. In addition, the Girls Tennis team …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
EG resident Doreen Wiggins bikes and runs, NK’s Janet Lefkowitz swims in sprint triathlons, including the recent Amica Newport Tri
When Janet Lefkowitz first noticed a “weird lump” during a breast self-exam two years ago, she was on a hiking-and-biking trip in Utah with her husband. When Doreen Wiggins’s husband died suddenly two-and-a-half years ago from a previously undiagnosed heart ailment, they were with their children on a ski trip in Colorado. Exercise was a fundamental part of life to both women. Not surprisingly, both turned to exercise to help them cope with their life-altering circumstances. “I think exercise was my route to healing,” explained Wiggins recently. Her husband, Michael Wiggins, was an orthopedic surgeon and triathlete himself. They have five children. When people would ask her what she needed, said Wiggins, she would say, “Come to yoga with me…