CityWise: Breast Cancer Awareness

CityWise: Breast Cancer Awareness

Sun, 10/18/2009 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm

In this very personal episode,  CityWise host Sheira Coleman encourages women to get their mammograms.

Shiera Coleman, Communications Producer for the City of Rochester and host of CityWise, had not had a mammogram before, but had a benign tumor in her breast as a teenager.  Coleman dreaded the discomfort and awkwardness of the mammogram process, so she put it off until her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2008.

This CityWise episode will show Coleman going through the entire mammogram process at the Elizabeth Wende Breast Care Clinic.  Her hope is to show that there is nothing to fear and persuade others to get screened.  Special guests include Beverly Brooks, Executive Director of Gilda’s Club of Rochester and Carolyn Gray, a breast cancer survivor.

CityWise: Breast Cancer Awareness Special airs on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11) on Sunday, October 18 at 4 p.m.

It will also air on Friday, October 16 at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, October 18 at 12:30 p.m. on City 12.