October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

We’re Painting the Town Pink with a month-long celebration to raise awareness about breast cancer, breast health, and Holy Cross Hospital’s Cancer Support Services.

Remember: Early detection saves lives. When breast cancer is detected early, it is 98% curable.

Thanks to the generosity of many wonderful organizations and businesses we have a schedule of events throughout the month of October designed to support YOU. The proceeds from these events help support Cancer Support Services. All funds stay local to support family and friends in northern New Mexico.

WEAR PINK on Thursday, October 16

A special thank you to Monica Martin | Om Hatha Yoga for helping coordinate
all of the Paint the Town Pink classes and events during the month of October.

YOGA & FITNESS CLASSES

Between October 12 and 18 there will be a variety of yoga & fitness classes for you to participate in. For a complete schedule of Classes & Events, including dates, locations, and cost - DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE.

These events are possible through the generosity of the following businesses:

Arroyo Seco Community Center • Aurafitness • Awareness Works Studio
Northside Health and Fitness • Sage Institute • Santosha Yoga Studio
Shree Yoga Studio • Svastha Yoga Institute• Taos Spa & Tennis Club

SILENT AUCTION + LOFT PARTY

Celebrate fall and our month-long campaign to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and Breast Health. Enjoy, wine, food, music, and a Silent Auction.

When:   October 17, 2014 | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Where:  The Howell Creative | 119B Kit Carson Road
Tickets:  $8.00 in advance | $10.00 at the door
Ticket are no longer available online. Join us tonight; tickets will be available at the door.

CUPS

Taos Onstage is proud to present CUPS by Joni Sheram.

In this one-woman play, Nora takes you on a journey of her life through the many bras she wore and the memories held in those bras. Starting with her training bra in 7th grade to burning her bra in the 60's, to her nursing bra, to her divorce bra... well, you get the idea. Join us on this humorous journey of one woman's life. The play features Charlotte Keefe as Nora.

Kicking off the evening will be a bra fashion show with originally created bras made for this event. Also, there will be an Art Show of metal lingerie and bras uniquely crafted by Taos blacksmith, Liam Denevan.

When: October 23-26 & October 30-November 2  |  Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 pm | Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Where: Mural Room | Old County Courthouse | Taos Plaza.
Tickets: $15.00 [Advance purchase of tickets highly recommended.]
               To make a reservation send us an email
               Purchase tickets online


BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Cancer Support Services is now adding a Breast Cancer Support Group to our services! Please welcome Tracy Poffenroth Prato who will be the facilitator for the group!

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
5:00 – 6:0 PM

Community Outreach Office
118 Este Es, Suite H, Taos, NM

The support group is for patients and survivors who are looking for support, information, and hope. The group is open to everyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer, currently receiving treatment, or for those who have completed their treatment.

The support groups is facilitated by Tracey Poffenroth Prato, certified coach. Tracey is a six-year breast cancer survivor who took control of her diagnosis with determination to beat it. Her treatment consisted of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Devoted to helping others in the same situation, Tracey is passionate about supporting other women diagnosed with cancer.

Tracey spent 14 years working in the medical field before following her dream She is now an Internationally Certified Wellness Coach (ICF/CCA), trained Support Group Facilitator, Lifebook Leader, Certified Raw Food Instructor, and Reiki Master.

For more information:
Call: Tracey Poffenroth Prato
Phone: (505) 514-2588


Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group

Join us on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 for the first meeting of the Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group.
The meeting will be at the Taos Pueblo Health & Community Services Conference Room beginning at 5:30 pm.

Dinner will be provided.

The Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group is open and dedicated to those who have been affected by any type of cancer. We will provide a support system for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends. We will bring in professionals to share their knowledge with various cancers and will provide updated resource information.

Come learn what the group is about.

For more information:
Call: Kim Toya, Taos Pueblo Health & Community Services
Phone:
(575) 758-7824


FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!

5k/10k Race | Walk | Fun Run

Out 4th annual Race, Walk, and FunRun was a great success. Together we raised over $41,000 for Cancer Support Services in Taos.

5K and 10K Race Results

Follow the link above for complete race results.

It’s not too late to donate to this important cause!


Got Health Insurance?

Under the new Affordable Care Act, beginning in January 2014 all Americans will be eligible for and are required to have health insurance. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act here.

Open Enrollment for the Health Exchange for 2014 ended on March 31st. Open Enrollment for 2015 will begin on November 15, 2014.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: An interactive look

This website from the University of Southern California (USC) shows you what changes you can expect to see in health care. Follow this link to see the website. Click on the various icons to reveal information.

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