St. Luke's Surgeons Sponsor 'The Girls' Night Out Benefitting Cancer Patients

Tickets are now available for the Second Annual “The Girls” Night Out on Oct. 25. Sponsored by St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the event will raise funds for cancer survivors, as well as raise awareness of the role breast reconstruction plays in the healing process for many women.

The event, which will be held at the Event Center at Blue in Bethlehem from 5:30-8:30 pm, will feature live entertainment by the band “Rotten Apples” and a complimentary wine tasting provided by Boos Rock Winery. During the event, participants will select the best decorated bra from among entries submitted by cancer survivors. Guests may also compete for the most creative pink outfit.  The event was held in recognition of Breast Recognition Awareness Day, observed nationally on Oct. 6.

“St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers several breast reconstructive surgery options, ranging from saline and silicone implants to leading-edge microsurgery options, where physicians use tissue from the patient’s own body to reconstruct the breast,” says plastic and reconstructive surgeon Juan Carlos Martinez, MD. “Knowing beforehand about the options available is comforting to women faced with a breast cancer diagnosis. Through this event, we hope to raise awareness and peace of mind.”

 

For more information about breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy, or to schedule a consultation, contact St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at 484-526-1260. To register for the event and purchase tickets, visit http://www.sluhn.org/GirlsNightOut or call InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES, (785-8537) option #4. Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit the St. Luke’s Cancer Compassion Fund.

 

About BRA Day

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) lead the Breast Reconstruction Awareness USA Campaign to build awareness around breast reconstruction options after mastectomy and lumpectomy. Their goal of the event is to share the message that:

  • All women who are candidates for breast reconstruction should be made aware of the options available to them.
  • All women who are candidates for breast reconstruction should be offered treatment in a safe and timely manner.
  • Federal law mandates coverage of breast reconstruction for all breast cancer patients, even if such reconstruction is delayed until after other treatments.

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.