Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Monmouth Plantation would like to extend a special complementary invitation to the Women breast cancer survivors in the Natchez area. Tuesday, November 9, 1:30-3:00 pm, Dr. Alice Chung, renowned breast cancer surgeon from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, will be conducting and educational session. Please join us and call Monmouth to reserve your place. 601.442.5852. Seating is limited to thirty-five guests. Please view press release below.


“Monmouth Goes Pink”

Although the month of October has been declared as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer awareness and recognition of survivors is year round. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, there will be 1,970 new breast cancer cases diagnosed in women in Mississippi. It is also estimated that 470 women will die from breast cancer in Magnolia State.

The good news is that there are 2.5 million Breast Cancer Survivors living in the United States!

To celebrate and honor breast cancer survivors in Mississippi, November 8-10, 2010, “Monmouth Goes Pink” and will present a series of enrichment programs to invited guest. Ms. Lani Riches, a two time breast cancer survivor and owner of Monmouth Plantation, with her husband Mr. Ronnie Riches, had a dream of using Monmouth Plantation to “help and bless other women going through this journey.”

As a result of her dream, funding secured from the Central MS Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and in partnership with the Mississippi Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at the Mississippi State Department of Health breast cancer survivors have been selected to attend the Women of Monmouth Educational Seminar November 8-10, 2010.

Women breast cancer survivors in the Natchez area are invited to attend an educational session conducted by the Dr. Alice Chung, renowned breast cancer surgeon from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm at Monmouth Plantation. Seating will be limited to thirty-five guests.

Alice Chung, M.D., is Assistant Director of the Breast Service and Assistant Director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Breast Center. She is a Board-certified surgeon specializing in benign and malignant breast disease. Dr. Chung completed her breast fellowship training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She has had numerous publications in scholarly journals and has presented papers at annual meetings of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and other renowned professional organizations.

The causes of breast cancer are not known. However, there are risk factors that increase some women chances for developing breast cancer. There are many unknowns about breast cancer, but what is known is that the best protection against this disease is early detection. For more information about the seminar, please contact Monmouth Plantation at 1-800-828-4531.

Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, MS

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