Area Women enjoy life-saving spa day

On April 17, 2013, The Breast Care Center at the River Forest Medical Campus invited women to treat themselves to a spa outing – while also taking care of their health. Patients who scheduled a mammogram on April 17 at the Breast Care Center at the River Forest Medical Campus were also be treated to free spa services, refreshments, a gift bag, and were entered into a raffle for spa gifts and services.

The River Forest Breast Care Center especially reached out to women who were scheduling their first mammogram, inviting them to begin this yearly commitment to health by also enjoying the treat of a mini-spa outing.

“We all get busy in our lives but it’s important to remember to take care of ourselves,” said Alexis Florczak, Vice President for Outpatient Services for Vanguard Health Chicago. “The focus at the River Forest Breast Care Center is on health and helping women to take care of themselves everyday – and we just wanted to take the experience to the next level with our Manicures & Mammograms Spa Day.”

Those who were unable to schedule a mammogram on the River Forest Breast Care Center’s spa day had the opportunity to call before April 17 to schedule an appointment at a time convenient for them and still be entered into a raffle for spa gifts and services.

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Early detection is key to saving lives, by finding cancer early when it is most treatable. With the latest technology and digital mammography available, mammograms are quick and easy – the screening only takes a few seconds and it can be lifesaving.

The American Cancer Society recommends screenings mammograms begin at age 40, and beginning as young as 35 for those with a family history of breast cancer.

To schedule a mammogram at the River Forest Breast Care Center, patients should call: 708-488-2300.

Prior to a mammogram appointment, patients should receive a referral from a primary physician.

West Suburban Medical Center thanks all the area partners who helped to make a wonderful spa-day experience for patients, including:

The American Cancer Society

Aunt Diana’s Old Fashioned Fudge, Riverside

The Competitive Foot, Oak Park

MacDaddy Salon, Forest Park

Polished Nails and Day Spa, Oak Park

Pot Belly Sandwich Shop, Oak Park

Starbucks Coffee Company, Oak Park

The Book Table, Oak Park

Westgate Therapeutic Massage, Oak Park

Laneville Family Chiropractic, Willowbrook

Tinnirello Chiropractic & Family Wellness, Berwyn

HP: The College, Palos Hills

Pure Reign Eco-Lifestyle, Oak Park

Athletico, Oak Park

Darice-Hakim, Massage Therapist

The Sandwich King – Jeff & Sarah Mauro

GNC, Oak Park

West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park

Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park

Coventry Lane, Riverside