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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Still Time to Sign Up for Rays of Hope

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

There are less than two week's left before this year’s 21st annual Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer, on October 19th, but you can still register for both the walk and run online at baystatehealth.org/raysofhope.  This year’s annual walk events are presented by Health New England.

BFMC Offers Cholesterol Screening 10/8

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center will hold a Cardiac Risk Cholesterol Screening next Wednesday, October 8th, from 8:30AM to 9:30AM in Conference Room A.  The cost for the screening is $10 and pre-registration is required.

Give Blood, Save a Life

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, September 23rd, from 11AM to 4PM.  “The fall is an important time to get out and give blood, as we are completing the summer months – a crucial time for blood donation,” said Saundra Rose, blood donor recruiter for Baystate Health.  “The top reason people do not give blood is because they have never been asked, so we are asking you now to donate the gift of life this fall.  All of our blood donations are used within our local communities.  Donors can make a difference in the lives of their own families, friends and neighbors.”

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors Starts 9/3

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a free, eight-week, yoga class, “Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors,” on Wednesdays, September 3rd to October 22nd, from noon until 1:30PM, at the YMCA in Greenfield.

BFMC Offers Cholesterol Screening

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center will hold a Cardiac Risk Cholesterol Screening next Wednesday, August 20th, from 8:30AM to 9:30AM in Conference Room A.  The cost for the screening is $10 and pre-registration is required.

An Opportunity to Give Blood on Tuesday

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, July 22nd, from 11AM to 4PM, in the hospital’s Medical Office Building parking lot (48 Sanderson Street in Greenfield).  All blood types are needed.  Eligible blood donors will receive a one-day pass to Six Flags New England.

2014 Wheeling for Healing Registration Now Open

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Do what you love to do while helping raise funds for Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s cancer programs and services.  Registration is now open for BFMC’s seventh annual Wheeling for Healing bike ride benefit that will take place on Sunday, August 24th, starting and ending at the White Eagle Polish Picnic Ground (249 Plain Road) in Greenfield.

BFMC “Clinical Notes” Free Summer Concert

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s “Clinical Notes,” a hospital-based women’s a cappella chorus, will perform a free summer concert, "How Can We Keep from Singing?”, on Friday, June 20th, from 12:15PM to 1PM, in the hospital’s conference rooms A & B.

News from Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Adapted from several Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

There's a lot going on at Greenfield's hospital!  A hard-working Greenfield Community College Student has received a scholarship from the Baystate Franklin Auxiliary, the public is invited to a free Health & Safety Fair on June 5th (***THE LOCATION FOR THIS HAS CHANGED, read more for details***), and BFMC will be doing cholesterol screening on the 11th.

BFMC to Hold Skin Cancer Screening May 16th

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

The Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Joel Gordon, MD, dermatologist, will co-sponsor a free skin cancer screening on Friday, May 16th, from 2pm to 4:30pm, in the BFMC Oncology Department.  During the screening, Dr. Gordon will examine new growths that are less than one year old, as well as old growths that have changed in color, size, shape, and/or pain level or are causing irritation or bleeding.  The screening is not intended for individuals with skin rashes or for those who have seen a dermatologist in the past year.

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