Thursday, October 11, 2012

Join the 2012 Penn Medicine Heart Walk Team

Make a heart-healthy decision! Join the Penn Medicine community in supporting the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The 2012 Philly Heart Walk will take place at 10 am on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park. 

Penn Medicine’s challenge this year is to recruit 1,800 walkers for the Philadelphia-based walk and raise $130,000 for cardiovascular disease and stroke research. Register to join a Penn Medicine team to help reach the goal.

If you cannot attend, you can still support the event by making a donation

If you know someone who would like to become a heart walk team captain or register as a walker, visit Penn Medicine's Heart Walk page, or contact Andrea Griffith at 215-575-5211 or Julie Taylor at 215-575-5233 from the American Heart Association.

Free Patient Seminar: Mainly Your Health - Rejuvenating Cosmetic Procedures for Women

Penn Plastic Surgery understands that a healthy appearance is critical for total well-being and wants to help everyone look and feel their best.

Today there are many simple solutions that can rejuvenate a woman’s appearance so that she feels refreshed and looks vibrant. On Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 7pm, Ivona Percec, MD,PhD, will discuss the latest surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for women. Discussion topics include mommy makeovers, facelifts, body contouring and more.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to, approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

October is breast cancer awareness month and a great time to support breast cancer research as well as breast cancer survivors. Penn Medicine is home to two award-winning breast centers: the Rena Rowan Breast Center at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center. Both centers are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

October is also a great time to schedule your yearly mammogram. Penn Medicine is proud to be one of the region’s only medical centers offering digital breast tomosynthesis at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

At risk for breast cancer? Find out at the Mariann and Robert MacDonald Women's Cancer Risk Evaluation Center.