Positive Foundation and Elektralyte Foundation hosts open house at St. Joseph

POSTED: 10/21/11 12:14 PM

St. Maarten – The Positive Foundation and the Elektralyte Foundation are collaborating with the St. Joseph School in order to raise breast cancer awareness this weekend by having an open house on at the St. Joseph School on Front Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Ruth Douglas will give free clinical breast examinations and students from the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) will give demonstrations on how to do breast self examinations. DVD presentations of how to do a breast self examination will also be shown in English and Spanish and shower guides will be distributed throughout the day.
“I encourage all women to come out and make use of the opportunity to have themselves checked. I am grateful to the St. Joseph School for partnering with the foundations on this venture and would like to remind businesses that foundation representatives are available to present demonstrations to their staff,” President of the Positive Foundation Shelly Alphonso said.
Interested businesses can arrange the information sessions by contacting her at 580-9658/580-9005 or positivefoundation@caribeserve.net.

Alphonso also announced in a statement that the last two weeks of this year’s campaign includes school visits, demonstrations at various businesses, the Breast Cancer Awareness Movie Night on Wednesday, October 26 at Caribbean Cinemas, the Breast Cancer Awareness High Heel Race on Friday, October 28 at the Boardwalk and PINK PARADE 2, on the French side of the island, on Sunday, October 30.

Free medical screening is also continuing at various clinics. The remaining screenings will be on Friday, October 21; Dr. Bryson Clinic, Dutch Quarter, 2-4pm, Saturday, October 22; Bush Road Medical Clinic, Bush Road, 9-11am, Wednesday, October 26; Family Medical Center, Cay Hill, 9-11am, Dr. H. Deketh, Maho, 9-11am, Saturday, October 29; Bush Road Medical Clinic, 9-11am, Dr. Spencer, 10am-12pm.
“Get Checked, breast screening is at your fingertips and breast screening saves lives. Early detection remains the best protection against this deadly disease. We cannot say this enough and we are doing our best to get the word out there. Now we need the support of the community,” Alphonso said.

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