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The Southington Citizen Friday, October 5, 2012

Breast symposium The Palladino Family Cancer Center at MidState Medical Center will host its Breast Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oncologist Rajani Nadkarni, MD, will speak on the topic of genetics and cancer, specifically addressing genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Bruna Verna, author of Single with Breast Cancer: My Journey, will share her experience as a cancer patient and read an excerpt from her book. This free program will be held in the Horwitz Conference Center at MidState Medical Center’s main campus, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Call (203) 693-8631 to register.

Chiropractic screenings Chiropractic Health Center, located in Milldale, will

offer muscle tension screenings during the Apple Harvest Festival from Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7, for a cost. Money raised from the screenings will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Classes during cancer treatments The Hospital of Central Connecticut is offering free classes on nutrition during cancer treatment, held the third Tuesday of each month, 4-5 p.m. at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. Registered Dietitian May Harter, M.S., R.D., CD-N, will discuss how cancer treatment can change your nutritional needs, and which foods and supplements can help you meet those needs. Free parking and a light snack are provided. Contact Noa Mencher,, or (860) 224-5187 for information, registration.

Power of humor

George Bray Cancer Center.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand St., will hold a breast cancer talk, “Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor” Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the New Britain General campus. Registration is at 5:30 p.m.; the talk is 6–8 p.m. The Rev. Susan Sparks, a breast cancer survivor, standup comedian and Baptist minister, will be the speaker. Her book, Laugh Your Way to Grace, will be available for sale. The event is open to the public. Free dinner and parking will be provided. To register, call Marcia, (860) 2245299. The event is sponsored by the hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Center and

Fashion show MidState’s Pink Partini Fashion Show, to be held at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., emceed by Channel 3’s Scot Haney. Walking the runway will be cancer survivors, hospital employees, physicians, hospital administrators and dignitaries. The chic new fashions they’ll model will be courtesy of Kimberly Boutique in West Hartford, The Dressing Room in Wallingford, the Red Door Boutique in East Hampton, Ella Where She Shops in Guilford, and Modern Formals of Meriden, North Haven and Southington. All proceeds directly benefit the Palladino Family Can-


cer Center at MidState. Contact the Development office at (203) 694-8742 for tickets.

Monies raised

The 22nd annual golf tournament held by The Hospital of Central Connecticut Auxiliaries at Bradley Memorial and New Britain General in June raised over $87,000 for the hospital. Proceeds from the June 5 tournament will go toward the hospital’s Cancer Center.

Walk with a doc

The Hospital of Central Connecticut will host a Walk with a Doc on Saturday, Oct. 13, at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., where W.

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