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St. Francis Hosts 2nd Annual Go Pink Go Red Luncheon for Community

In a sea of pink and red tablecloths, centerpieces, jackets, dresses, ties and scarves, over 175 people gathered in the SFMC Cafe to celebrate the 2nd Annual GO PINK GO RED Luncheon on March 13th.

Combining education on breast cancer and heart disease, attendees learned important warning signs and symptoms, and preventative ways to stay fit and healthy.  While the community enjoyed a healthy lunch, courtesy of St. Francis Medical Center, they learned the about the importance of mammograms, noting the importance of your family history and self-exams.  Peg Nucero, RN, MSN, APRN, BC spoke on breast cancer and shared with the audience that breast cancer is the most common cancer among woman except for skin cancers. 

Robert Poston, M.D., the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Francis Medical Center and nationally renowned cardiac surgeon was scheduled to speak to the audience.  Dr. Poston is one of only a handful of cardiac surgeons in the nation specialized in robot-assisted minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery.  As luck would have it, however, Dr. Poston was unable to speak because he was tied up in surgery. Dr. Poston is scheduled to speak on June 16th at the Trenton Country Club as part of a series of Breakfast Forums sponsored by the Mid Jersey Chamber of Commerce. 

A new addition to the luncheon event, and a big hit, was the Fashion Show with fashions provided by ALICJA’S BOUTIQUE located at 354 Route 33 in Hamilton.   Our models showed off the latest in spring styles.  St. Francis would like to thank Alicja’s Boutique for sharing their wonderful clothes and helping make the event such a success.

In addition to many community members, healthcare students, and staff of St. Francis Medical Center, special guests such as Freeholders Pat Colavita, and Ann Cannon, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and Deputy Clerk, Walker Worthy,  and Amy McKenna, Vice President of the Mid-Jersey Chamber of Commerce, were there enjoying the speakers.  “I was so impressed with the Go Pink & Red luncheon hosted by St. Francis Medical Center. It was very nice to see such a diverse mix of attendees. I had the opportunity to meet other business people, community leaders as well as the residents of the community, all of whom St. Francis makes such an impact on every day,” said Ms. McKenna of the Mid-Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

St. Francis has a comprehensive breast program that provides patients who may have found a lump in their breast or have an abnormal mammogram, a timely appointment with a breast specialist.  St. Francis is the only hospital in Mercer County that provides cardiac surgery, and offers a state-of-the-art hybrid surgical suite that allows for interventional and surgical procedures to be performed in the same operating room, truly making it a destination hospital for cardiac care.

Patients with questions about the Cardiac Program at St. Francis should call 888-655-7362 and to receive more information about mammograms and breast health call 609-599-5432.

Photo attached – Models pose with Vince Costantino, Chief Administrative Officer of St. Francis Medical Center and Alicja’s Boutique staff. 

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