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News from 2011

Stop and Think Pink!
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“You have breast cancer.”

These are four devastating words no one wants to hear from their physician. And, no one knows that better than Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman, a breast cancer survivor. After undergoing treatment for her breast cancer, Laura came to Glendale Adventist Medical Center with the idea of expanding the free cancer support programs offered by the hospital to include fitness and other exercise classes.

“I am so proud to have been involved in the creation of the free Cancer Support programs at Glendale Adventist,” Friedman says. “Whether it’s through state-of the-art treatment or the free yoga classes, dance classes, journaling or music series, the GAMC cancer experts really understand that cancer treatment needs to involve the body, mind and spirit.”

This year for October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), GAMC cancer experts want you to stop and think pink! You will be seeing lots of pink around the GAMC campus to remind you to get screened for breast cancer, encourage others to get screened, talk with your friends and families about the importance of early detection and understand your treatment options. This is true for women AND men.

FREE GAMC cancer programs include:

  • Cancer Fitness Program (including yoga and dance classes)
  • Support groups
  • Look Good, Feel Better program
  • Creative writing classes
  • Art classes
  • Knitting classes

“I encourage you learn more about the resources involved in this program, especially the opportunities for learning more about cancer diagnosis and treatment options,” Friedman says. “This is a wonderful program that unites our community against cancer.”

Learn more about the free resources available for cancer patients at GAMC.