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Mammogram screenings in Carson City available March 22-23 through Nevada Health Centers

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan will provide mammogram screenings Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, in Carson City.

The Mammovan will be parked at Smith's, 599 East William Street, both days from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The service is a program of Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

The Mammovan is a mobile mammography van that travels to underserved areas of the Silver State state to provide mammograms to women 40 and over and uninsured women who probably would not seek out mammography services on their own. The Mammovan provides screening and diagnostic tests.

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms

Event Date: 
February 28, 2014 (All day)

Getting screened for breast cancer is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health.

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms in the communities of Fallon, Fernley, Gerlach, Reno, Silver Springs, Sparks and Sun Valley through February 28, 2014.

Make your mammogram appointment today by calling toll-free 1.877.581.6266

Women to Women Nevada with Dr. Amy Hayes features discussion on health issues, breast cancer

This week's guest on Women to Women Nevada are Dr. Amy Hayes, a Carson City area OB/GYN and Candace Stewart, author of welcome to Planet Alzheimer's. The women discuss with host Carol Paz women's health and issues concerning cancer.

Annual Cancer Run, Sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® and PrimeLending, Raises $8,000

The 5th Annual Cancer Sucks 5k held last month and presented by The Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® and PrimeLending was a huge success! The event brought out over 320 walkers and runners, many adorned in the color pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The proceeds from the event totaled close to $8,000 and will benefit local cancer patients through The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation.

Reno artist supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with collage

by NIKKI ZANDER Brett Silva is a Reno artist whose art captures his models’ body parts in great detail. The 31-year-old is a lifecasting artist, meaning he replicates the living human body using alginate and plaster to make a three-dimensional... Read More ›

'You look fan TA-TA tastic' BRA DECORATING CONTEST at Salon Tart supporting Breast Cancer Awarenes

Event Date: 
October 19, 2013 (All day)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! SALON TART would like to help bring attention to Breast Cancer and HELP KICK IT’S BUTT!

Join us in our first ever “You look fan TA-TA tastic” BRA DECORATING CONTEST!

Decorate any bra in the most creative way you can think of! Rhinestone it up in pink, add feathers, flowers, dedicate to someone you know! Anything you can think of! Just make sure your over the shoulder boulder holder is FABULOUS and one of a kind!

Entries must be at Salon Tart by close of business on Saturday October 19th.

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - 12th Annual THiNK PiNK Kickoff Party at Red's Old 395 a success!

Record number pink t-shirt participants packed Old Red's patios to support Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center's 12th annual THiNK PiNK campaign. Thank you Red’s Old 395 for hosting the event and everyone who participated, donated time, and resources, to help kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

All proceeds from the THiNK PiNK raffle, bar, and t-shirt sales go to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center for cancer education and support.

Breast cancer survivor makes top 10 cut in Mutual of Omaha commercial search

After a Aha Moment Tour stop in Carson City this spring, Northern Nevada resident Cindy Lain’s aha moment is in the top 10 running to become a national TV commercial for Mutual of Omaha, officials announced Monday.

Lain's aha moment occurred when her battle with breast cancer allowed her to find passion and purpose in a way she had never experienced it before. You can learn more about her journey and view her ‘aha moment’ in the video below.

Are You Ready to THiNK PiNK? Breast Cancer Awareness Kick-off Celebration

Event Date: 
October 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

Carson Tahoe’s twelfth annual Think Pink campaign kicks off on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. Red’s Old 395 Grill will once again host the event from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Carson City.

The event is free and anyone wearing their Think Pink T-shirt will receive free appetizers. All proceeds from the Think Pink bar and raffle go to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center for cancer education and support.

Carson City woman picked among 20 semi-finalists in search of Mutual of Omaha 'aha moments'

After a successful Aha Moment Tour stop in Carson City earlier this year, resident Cindy Lain’s aha moment is in the running to become a national TV commercial for Mutual of Omaha.

Cindy’s aha moment occurred when her battle with breast cancer allowed her to find passion and purpose in a way she had never experienced it before. She spoke about the experience with Mutual of Omaha panelists at a Carson City stopover May 13-14.

Soroptimist of Carson City host 12th Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer golf tournament

Event Date: 
September 28, 2013 - 8:00am

Signups are underway for the 12th annual Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer golf tournament, Saturday, Sept. 28 at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City.

Hosted by Soroptimist International of Carson City, ASCE, Carson Tahoe Hospital and Tahoe Carson Radiology, the tournament features raffle prizes, contests, games, 2 hole-in-one prizes, closest to the pin and lowest and highest score prizes.

The cost is $85 and includes golf and cart, a continental breakfast and barbecue.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Sierra Nevada Cancer Center opens cancer treatment center in South Lake Tahoe

Sierra Nevada Cancer Center opened a new cancer treatment center at 1154 Emerald Bay Road in South Lake Tahoe July 1, 2013.

Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art oncology and hematology facility now offering treatment in five locations including Carson City, Fallon, Gardnerville and Sparks. The South Lake Tahoe facility will expand the reach of Sierra Nevada Cancer Center making cancer treatment more convenient and closer to home for those living at the Lake.

Carson High senior raises $300 for Cancer Awareness

A Carson City High School senior says she raised about $300 this past weekend for breast cancer awareness. Abby Lafoon's event, ‘A Step Toward a Cure' was held Saturday at her school.

Obituary: Noelle Cota

Family and friends are mourning the death of Noelle Cota, who lost her battle with breast cancer on Jan. 5, 2013. She was born March 13, 1979 in Santa Barbara, Calif. to Cordaleen Cota. When Noell...

Soroptimist Stroke to Help needs golfers, sponsors, donations

Event Date: 
September 29, 2012 - 9:00am

Soroptimist International of Carson City seeks golfers, tee or green sponsors, and raffle prize donations for their 11th annual Stroke to Help Golf Tournament. The tournament is Saturday, September 29, at Eagle Valley Golf Course. Golfers may choose to play either the duffer-friendly East Course or the challenging links-style West Course. Play on both courses will be a 9 a.m. Shotgun start, with a Scramble format. Cost is $85 per player, and includes a Continental Breakfast, greens fee and cart, tee prizes, and a Barbecue lunch afterwards.

Mammovan in Carson City

Event Date: 
July 28, 2012 (All day)

Many women in rural Nevada have never had a mammogram. Fear, lack of funds, transportation conflicts, or no insurance are just some of the reasons women have not protected themselves against breast cancer. Yet, we know that early detection of breast cancer saves lives.

Berkley Defends Actions In Preserving Kidney Program, Calls For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

CARSON CITY – U.S. Senate candidate and Rep. Shelley Berkley defended her efforts to preserve a kidney transplant program in Nevada in 2008, saying she never advocated for anything that was not in the best interests of patients and patient care.

Berkley, D-Nev., defended her role in preserving the program in response to questions in an interview on the Face To Face television program.


Event Date: 
February 29, 2012 (All day)

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Nevada Health Centers Receives $100,000 For Mobile Mammography Unit from the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Media Contact:
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Office: 775. 887.1590 Mobile: 775.224.7414
Fax: 775.887.7047

Immediate Release
February 13, 2012
Nevada Health Centers Receives $100,000
For Mobile Mammography Unit from the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Carson City breast cancer survivors planning fundraiser walk to remember

Mary Thompson remembers being on the cusp of turning 40 and "glum about getting older."Then she was blindsided by a breast cancer diagnosis, and it forever changed her perspective."Now I'm just ...

Wally's Pizza serves a Slice of Hope

Event Date: 
October 7, 2011 (All day)

Wally’s Pizza and Subs is helping raise critical funding for breast cancer research by donating twenty-five percent of its sales from Friday, Oct. 7 to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle.

New Center Elevates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Care in Northern Nevada

(Press Release) RENO, NV — Janiga MDs recently unveiled the practice’s state-of-the-art plastic surgery and dermatology care center offices. Even to the unskilled eye the initial glance reveals the breadth of planning and patient consideration that the practice has invested in the new facility.

Mammogram tests available in Carson City March 21-22

Many women in rural Nevada have never had a mammogram. Fear, lack of funds, transportation conflicts, or no insurance are the main reasons women have not protected their health with this breast cancer screening process. Yet, we know that early detection of breast cancer saves lives.

The Mammovan will be visiting two Carson City locations on March 21-22 and will offer mammograms to geographically isolated and uninsured women. Through the kind support of several organizations, mammograms will be available by appointment, for age and income eligible, at no charge.

Women's History Month: Hazel's Moment in Time

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A stunt pilot, Frank Hawks, unknowingly changed the direction of history for half the world’s population on Tuesday, December 28, 1920.

All he did was take a 23-year-old former tomboy who defied normal female behavior for a 10 minute ride in his plane. “By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground, I knew I had to fly,” exclaimed Amelia Mary Earhart.

ThiNK PiNK to turn capitol pink for breast cancer awareness

Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare is working with Carson City to turn the region pink for breast cancer awareness. This is the 9th year of ThiNK PiNK. We will be lighting up the capital grounds with pink lights to bring awareness to breast cancer.

Carson Valley Inn and Bodines casinos 
aim for $15,000 donation to Carson Tahoe Cancer Center

For the last six years, the Carson Valley Inn has been the site of the Bunko for Breast Cancer fundraiser — a boisterous evening of fun that raises five figures each year for services to cancer patients in the Carson/Douglas area and beyond.

Wildcats turn offense around to win twice

Kyle Conwell was happy to be reunited with his Western Nevada College baseball "family" this week. The feeling was certainly mutual on Friday afternoon when the Wildcats came together to bang out 29 hits while sweeping Colorado Northwestern Community College 11-2 and 15-1 during a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader at John L. Harvey Field.

Democrats respond to Heller vote; says he took nearly $76K from insurance companies

Tracking Sunday's congressional health care vote, Carson Now quoted Congressman Dean Heller with a statement from his Web site.

Congress clears historic health care bill: Dean Heller votes no

Congressman Dean Heller, firmly standing with his party and the health insurance industry, rejected a Democratic-led plan to provide affordable health care for Northern Nevadans.

Nevada Day Garters

by Sadge

Northern Nevada Briefly 9/26

Soroptimists host Stroke for HopeSoroptimist International of Carson City and Great Basin Imaging invite golfers to the eighth annual Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer Golf Tournament today at Eagle

Recreation briefs

The Pink Totties Cancer Firkin Sucks walk/run will be Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer 3 Day, a 60-mile walk in different cities across the U.S., and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.Participants can run, walk or crawl.

Local women to fight 'firkin' cancer

A group of local women who've dubbed themselves The Pink Totties have teamed up with the The Firkin & Fox and other businesses to put on a 5k breast cancer fundraiser.

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