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WakeMed Hosts “Treasure Your Chest” Series in Apex and Cary

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 22, 2012) – WakeMed Cary Hospital, in partnership with the Kraft Family YMCA and Cary Family YMCA, invite women to “Treasure Your Chest” as part of a month-long event series, starting October 23. The educational events are designed to help local ladies learn more about breast, heart and bone health.

The kickoff event takes place on Tuesday, October 23 at the Kraft Family YMCA in Apex from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., highlighting breast health. The morning will feature activities including an “Ask the Experts” table with a top oncology physician as well as representatives from WakeMed Cary Hospital Imaging, WakeMed Rehabilitation, WakeMed Cardiac Rehab and the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Attendees will also enjoy a free sports bra fitting and make their own pink ribbon bracelets in support of breast cancer awareness.

The Cary Family YMCA will hold a similar event the following week on Tuesday, October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Additional upcoming “Treasure Your Chest” events include:

Getting to the Heart of Heart Disease
Monday, November 12
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Kraft Family YMCA (8921 Holly Springs Road)
Take advantage of free blood pressure checks from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and learn more about heart disease risk factors for women. Bhavani Balaravi, MD, a cardiologist with WakeMed Faculty Physicians – Raleigh Cardiology, will discuss how to live a heart healthier life.

Make No Bones About It – We Need Them!
Thursday, November 15
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Cary Family YMCA (101 YMCA Drive, off the Cary Parkway)
Following free bone density screenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., WakeMed Cary Hospital Pharmacist Elizabeth Neuffer will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about osteoporosis, calcium supplements and how to avoid “calcium confusion.”

Learn more about WakeMed Cary Hospital by visiting wakemed.org and search Cary Hospital.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 8,300 employees, 1,000 volunteers, more than 1,000 affiliated physicians, and 150 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

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