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White Plains Hospital Collaborates with I Am More Scarsdale to Convene Top Women’s Health Experts to Empower Women to Take Control of Breast Health

September 29, 2021

Event Features Interactive Conversation to Answer Everything Women Need to Know about Cancer Risk and More

Wednesday, October 6; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Dine the ‘Dale Tent in Scarsdale Village, Scarsdale, NY

White Plains, N.Y. – The statistics are sobering—according to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Understanding cancer risk, undergoing regular screening, and adopting a healthy lifestyle are all things women can and should do now to help mitigate risk. To give women the information and support they need to be proactive about their breast health, White Plains Hospital, in collaboration with I Am More Scarsdale, will host, “Breast Cancer & Beyond,” on Wednesday, October 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Dine the ‘Dale Tent in Scarsdale Village on Spencer Place between Harwood Court and East Parkway.

The program marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Breast Cancer & Beyond” is tailored to address the common concerns of women ranging in their late 30s to 60s, and will feature an esteemed a panel of women’s health experts in a dialogue about the importance of breast health and early detection of breast cancer. Additional topics will be driven by audience interest, and may include general health risk factors, facts about gynecological cancers, and small changes women can make to live a healthier life.

Expert panelists include: Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan, Director of Breast Surgery at White Plains Hospital; Dr. Pamela Weber, Director of Imaging at the White Plains Hospital Imaging Center in New Rochelle; and Dr. Sara Sadan, Section Chief for the Department of Medical Oncology and the Director for Breast and Women’s Cancers at White Plains Hospital. The discussion will be moderated by Dara Gruenberg, a Vice Chair of the White Plains Hospital Foundation Board. Attendees can submit questions in advance and anonymously online when they register.

The event is inspired by I Am More Scarsdale Co-Founders, Marcy Berman-Goldstein and Abbey Solomon. I Am More’s mission is to empower women to make them feel confident, support up and coming and established women-owned businesses and designers, and to give back to local and women’s philanthropic organizations.  I Am More operates as a philanthropic business, with ownership foregoing a salary to donate profits to the organizations it supports. 

There is a suggested donation of $50 per person, and all proceeds will benefit White Plains Hospital. Appetizers and drinks will be served. For more information and to register, please go to www.wphospital.org/womenshealth.

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About White Plains Hospital 

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer CareThe William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, with more than 64,000 patient visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Hospital earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 16 hospitals in the nation, and the Hospital's Bariatric Surgical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). White Plains Hospital has also received full accreditation for its breast cancer program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized White Plains Hospital as a top 10% performing hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. In 2021, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the sixth time and was the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 5th consecutive time.
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About I AM More Scarsdale 

I Am More Scarsdale, a unique retail boutique in Scarsdale Village, featuring the hottest new trends in fashion, accessories and jewelry, is celebrating its four-year anniversary.  I Am More operates as a philanthropic business, with ownership foregoing a salary to donate profits to the organizations it supports.  Since opening, I Am More has donated to over 60 charitable organizations.  I Am More was awarded the 2019 Best of Westchester category for Best Women’s Empowerment Shopping, and the co-founders, Marcy Berman-Goldstein and Abbey Solomon, have been recognized by the Westchester County Business Journal as powerful women leaders in 2018, 2019 2020 and 2021.