Women’s health covered at library

Published 10:42 pm Friday, October 4, 2019

The Suffolk Public Library will hold its “Women’s Fest: Breast Health and Wellness” event on Tuesday evening in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, according to nationalbreastcancer.org.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. Information will be available regarding Western Tidewater Free Clinic services for women, as well as services at the LGBT Life Center in Norfolk.

Attendees will learn more about breast health, breastfeeding and more at an event that’s free and open to the public.

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“We just wanted to commemorate breast cancer awareness,” said Ashley Reed, adult program services coordinator for the Suffolk Public Library.

In addition to commemorating the annual breast cancer awareness campaign, Women’s Fest will help women understand need-to-know information about their own personal health.

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation will hold a “Breast Health Talk” starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuesday event. This presentation will cover the basic facts on what breast cancer is and its signs, symptoms and risk factors, plus things for people to do to reduce their own risk of the disease.

“Information and awareness help folks in Suffolk stay on top of their health,” Reed said.

For more information, visit suffolkpubliclibrary.com or call 514-7323.