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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. There are over 2.5 million women who are breast cancer survivors. Learn how to do a breast self examamination with our Check It Out for Adults video, and read about the exciting research happening at Hadassah Medical Organization and elsewhere, in Dianne Issenberg's article.


Breast Cancer Update:
Early Detection and Treatment

by Dianne Issenberg

As a breast cancer survivor of over twenty years, I know first-hand the importance of early detection, a correct diagnosis, and treatment options. Equally important is finding out the "right" facts about breast cancer. Over the years, new techniques and modalities are the result of dedicated researchers and physicians.

The Future is Now:
New Ways of Detecting Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hadassah's Health & Wellness Team presented a special program at Hadassah's national headquarters: The Future is Now: New Ways of Detecting Breast Cancer.

The presentation featured Dr. Tamar Sella, MD, Director of Hadassah Medical Organization's Diagnostic Breast Imaging Center, Live from Jerusalem; Dr. Donna D'Alessio, MD, Diagnostic Radiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (shown above); and Patricia Vallon, Hadassah Life Member and Breast Cancer Survivor.

It's catching on. Celebrating the Ta-tas, which began with the Charlotte, NC Chapter, is a new way to raise awareness for breast cancer. Women in the Florida Central Region got together and had their breasts painted in the manner of Van Gogh, Keith Haring and Rosie the Riveter. More events are planned.

Read the whole story >>

"I am a Christian, but I am a lifetime member of Haddassah, as are my three daughters. I love Hadassah for all the good work it does and for the leadership role it plays in helping all women. My daughter, Lisa, is becoming a nurse, graduating in June, 2014"

Miriam Lupfer Reed, Denver, CO
from Facebook 10/11/2013
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Stay Informed: Email Action Network

The situation in the Middle East is constantly changing, with major news happening daily. Get the latest updates on the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, combating the Iranian threat, and other policy developments by joining Hadassah's Email Action Network! Read a recent alert about the 2013 United Nations General Assembly Speeches or advocate for stronger Iran sanctions.

New Surgical Center Coming Soon to Tower

Increasing the Sensitivity of MRI 10,000 Fold

Holistic Approach to Infertility at Mind-Body Center

Peace Prize for Hadassah Medical Translator


October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In states that require background checks for private handgun purchases, 38 percent fewer women are killed by intimate partners.

Support domestic violence awareness and prevention by advocating for comprehensive gun control legislation.

Did you know?

Since 2001, Hadassah has been a non-governmental organization (NGO) in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This special consultative status grants Hadassah representatives access to attend United Nations meetings and briefings in New York, Vienna and Geneva—helping Hadassah build coalitions with other organizations, advocate for women's health and equality, promote the work of the Hadassah Medical Organization and support the State of Israel.


Bear Witness: Mission to Poland
It's the Hadassah mission you have been waiting for: five days and four nights in Poland. Save the date: arrive Warsaw March 30, 2014; depart Krakow April 3, 2014.

Artful Partnership:
Hadassah UK and Christie's

Christie's Auction House in London will auction 30 works of art by famed British artist David Bromberg on November 21, 2013. Proceeds will help equip the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah Ein Kerem. Bomberg, who died in 1956, was labeled one of the greatest painters of the 20th century in the BBC series British Masters.

Physicians & Nurses:
Save the Date

Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah National Physicians Council and Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils present:

From Concept to Cure:
A Second Century of Healing
November 2-6, 2014
Jerusalem, Israel

Details coming soon

The first Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program™ took the form of a 3K walk to promote healthy activity and community support.

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