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For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2013


Gloria Gemma Hope Bus to visit Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care

Cancer survivors, cancer patients and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free spa services aboard the Hope Bus in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gloria Gemma Hope Bus to visit Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care

FAIRHAVEN, Mass - Southcoast® Centers for Cancer Care has teamed up with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation's Hope Bus to provide local cancer survivors, cancer patients and their caregivers with free spa during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Gloria Gemma Hope Bus travels throughout Rhode Island and into Massachusetts providing guests with information and resources about breast cancer. In addition to education services, the Hope Bus offers healing arts programs, spa services, nutrition classes, support groups, and a safe environment in which to share experience and life stores.

The Hope Bus will visit the South Coast on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care
206 Mill Road in Fairhaven

Thursday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue in Fall River

Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Southcoast Center for Women's Health
300B Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth

All cancer survivors, cancer patients and their caregivers are encouraged to attend, regardless of where they received their cancer care. All services aboard the Hope Bus are free of charge. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Kathy Tsonis, Cancer Outreach Coordinator, at 508-973-3077.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280
poyants@southcoast.org



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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group - Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.




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