Published: 09/04/2013

Cookin’ Men Turns Up The Heat on Breast Cancer Awareness

Evangelical Community Hospital is kicking off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Cookin’ Men, an event where local celebrity men come together to turn up the heat on breast cancer awareness by creating culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.
 
This year’s event is generously sponsored by Weis Markets. Additional supporters include the Eye Center of Central PA and VNA Health System.
 
Being held Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6-8 pm at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club, tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Join the Valley’s cookin’ men as they don aprons to create dishes ranging from appetizers, to entrees, to desserts. The food only adds to the night of fun featuring live entertainment by EVE, a jazz trio from the area. Tickets can be purchased by calling (570) 522-2685 or by visiting www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen.
 
New this year is the fan favorite contest where with a $10 donation, individuals can vote by text for their favorite chef. The list of chefs, their text codes, and instructions on how to vote are available at the website for those wishing to give their favorite chef a jump on the competition. The winner will be announced the night of the event.
 
All proceeds from the event support Evangelical’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, located at 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg. The Center’s dedicated team of specialists provides comprehensive screenings, diagnosis and treatment for women. The care doesn’t stop there, after diagnosis the Center offers survivors support through clinics, programs, and one-on-one attention with professionals trained to understand the psychological, physical, emotional and social effects of a cancer diagnosis.
 
This October marks the 28th year for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time when a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies work together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.
 
Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
 
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 130 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.