Breast Cancer Awareness Program

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club and the Help Yourself to Health Initiative are partnering to host a Breast Cancer Awareness program October 16 at 2 p.m.  The focus will be on breast cancer awareness and how to be in tune with your body.  Our guest speaker will share her journey from finding a lump to how she has been able to survive breast cancer.

Huntsville Hospital will provide self examination information and answer questions. 

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling Lillie Cawthron at 256-851-7492.

Please read more about the "Help Yourself to Health" Initiative below.

 

Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative

Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative.  This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.  

“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source.  All events and forums are free to the public.

“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”

The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine.

For more information about this event and others in the Initiative series, please contact Luisa Morenilla at lmorenilla [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-532-2362.

Please continue to check the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's calendar of events for upcoming events in the series.

Main Library
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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway.

Learn more at hmcpl.org/main/auditorium