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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]


sheilavelozbreastcenterWith a dedication to fighting breast cancer through early detection and timely treatments, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is offering a special price for digital screening mammograms during October—breast cancer awareness month. Patients who are uninsured, have high deductibles, or whose insurance plans are not contracted by Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital can receive a routine screening mammogram for the special cash price of $160.

The best available tool for breast cancer detection continues to be the mammogram. Taken over time, mammograms provide a way to identify changes in breast tissue, such as the appearance of a tumor. The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), uses digital mammography rather than traditional analog mammography.

With its own entrance, home-like atmosphere, and friendly staff, the Breast Imaging Center also has the latest ultrasound technology, which complements mammography in cancer detection and facilitates minimally invasive, image-guided biopsies. Located on Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s campus, the Breast Imaging Center has performed more than 73,000 procedures and detected 680 breast cancers through mammograms and diagnostic exams.

Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday, including lunchtimes and into the evening, as well as some weekends, by calling (661)253-8822. The Breast Imaging Center is located at 23929 McBean Parkway, Suite 101, Valencia.

 

October Breast Cancer Awareness Events

During October, the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation and Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, will bring breast cancer awareness to the community through selected fundraising events in the Santa Clarita Valley. Proceeds benefit the Breast Imaging Center. Your participation in these events will help fund state-of-the-art equipment and ensure women in our community have access to superior technology for breast cancer detection. For more information or to make a donation, please call (661) 200-1200.

 

Pink Ribbon Month – Oct. 1 – Oct. 31

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, everyone is invited to wear a pink ribbon during the month of October in honor of or in memory of someone they love. Pink Ribbon lapel pins can be purchased from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s gift shop, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, and other locations. The pins are available for $5. For a listing of businesses offering the pink ribbon pins, please visit www.henrymayogiving.com beginning October 1, or call (661) 200-1200.

 

Cobblestone Cottage Brighton Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry – Oct. 1 – Oct. 31

Cobblestone Cottage will feature a special Brighton Power of Pink bracelet to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. $5 from each bracelet sold will be donated to the Breast Imaging Center. In addition, Brighton will donate $5 from each sale to a breast cancer related organization. Visit Cobblestone Cottage at 24335 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. For hours call (661) 253-0209 or visit www.cobblestone-cottage.com.

 

Eat, Drink and Raise Funds at StoneFire Grill – Oct. 1

Come enjoy a fresh approach to family dining on Oct. 1 at StoneFire Grill, 23300 Cinema Drive, Valencia and help support the Breast Imaging Center, a service of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, StoneFire Grill will donate a generous portion of the day’s receipts to the Breast Imaging Center. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for lunch, dinner, take-out. To order to go, call (661) 799-8282.

 

Eat, Drink and Raise Funds at Rattler’s BAR B QUE – Oct. 15

From ribs to roast, and chicken to prime rib, you’ll be completely satisfied with exceptional BBQ and casual family dining at Rattler’s BBQ. You can have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped ensure women in the SCV have access to superior technology for breast cancer detection as Rattlers BBQ will donate a generous portion of the day’s receipts to the Breast Imaging Center. Rattler’s BAR B QUE, 26495 Golden Valley Road, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Offer valid for lunch, dinner and take-out. To order to go, call (661) 251-4195.

 

A Day of Creating Beauty – Nov 1

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Care Medical Group will donate a portion of their proceeds from this day to the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center.  Please call (661)254-3686 for more information.

For more information or to make an appointment at the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, please call (661) 253-8822.

 

ABOUT HENRY MAYO

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is a 238- bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. Services include trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care unit, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, cardiology, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call (661) 253-8000.

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Friday, Dec 8, 2017
United Way of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Southern California Wildfire Fund to help victims of these fires rebuild their lives.
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017
The nonprofit Way Out Recovery SCV will hold a celebration of lives lost to drug and alcohol addiction and honor loved ones left behind on Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017
The Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging's 2017 Annual Assembly at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall, originally scheduled for Thursday, December 7, has been rescheduled for January 11.
Monday, Dec 4, 2017
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's "Scholar Series" will feature a robotics presentation by NASA-JPL engineer Mike Garrett at the center in Newhall on Tuesday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Monday, Dec 4, 2017
The SCV Senior Center will present its annual a Silvertones Holiday Concert at the center in Newhall on Thursday, December 14 from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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