JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Susan G. Komen North Jersey, will be holding its MORE THAN PINK Wellness Expo on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Harborside Atrium in Jersey City from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. This interactive health and wellness expo will offer attendees convenient access to education and critical health screening services, health/wellness exhibits, fitness/nutrition demonstrations, survivor support, a senior pavilion, medical information and genetic testing.
This year’s event also features award-winning breast surgeon, breast cancer survivor, and Jersey City native, Julia M. DiGioia, M.D., F.A.C.S. As the event chairperson, Dr. DiGioia embodies the Wellness Expo mission to bring health and wellness solutions to our community.
The MORE THAN PINK Wellness Expo is free to attend.
Health screenings available include: clinical breast exams, mammograms, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, dental, PSA, HIV, cognitive screening, and a senior pavilion. Mammograms are available to all insured or uninsured participants by calling Hoboken Family Planning at 201-963-0300 in advance to reserve your Expo appointment. There are limited spots available.
“Awareness and knowledge are a person’s strongest ally when it comes to battling illness,” said Perla Haltner, Acting Executive Director of the Susan G Komen North Jersey. “We urge everyone in the North Jersey area to join us for this Wellness Expo and take advantage of the terrific services and information available there.”
Since its inception, the North Jersey affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization has focused on community involvement to enhance, support, and provide area breast cancer patients access to critical services. Susan G. Komen North Jersey relies on the support and collaboration of its dedicated community partners to raise awareness of breast cancer detection, support services and educational services we provide in the 9-county Northern New Jersey area.
The Harborside Atrium event location is provided by host Mack-Cali and Expo visitors can easily access the Jersey City location via a NY Waterway ferry. The NY Waterway is the event’s Community Impact Sponsor.
For this event Susan G. Komen North Jersey is teaming up with an array of sponsors and partners to offer a Wellness Expo where anyone can access all types of health professionals and screenings to begin their journey to better health.
Expo sponsors include, Atlantic Health Systems, RWJ Barnabas Health, Pfizer Oncology, Myriad Women’s Health, Alliance Community Healthcare, Inc., Hoboken Family Planning, Montclair Radiology, Horizon, Hudson County Family Planning, NJCEED, Hackensack Meridian Health, Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services and City of Jersey City.
MORE THAN PINK WELLNESS EXPO Presented by Aetna
Sunday, October 6, 2019; 12 – 4 p.m.
210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Susan G. Komen North Jersey holds a number of events each year. For more information about the Wellness Expo visit: https://komennorthjersey.org/expo/
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.
About Susan G. Komen North Jersey®
Komen North Jersey is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties. For more information, call 908-277-2904 or visit https://komennorthjersey.org/.
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