Baystate Franklin to Host Annual Evening for Women

GREENFIELD — The Baystate Regional Cancer Program and Mammography Services at Baystate Franklin Medical Center will present the 11th annual Evening for Women: “Coping, Surviving & Thriving,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Hallmark Institute of Photography Education Center, 27 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. This free event is in honor of breast-cancer survivors and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Internationally acclaimed stress-management and humor consultant Loretta LaRoche will be the keynote speaker. The founder and president of The Humor Potential Inc., a company offering programs and products for lifestyle management, LaRoche is devoted to raising the humor potential in everyone. She has made numerous appearances on PBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, and Fox affiliates; has written several books; and has traveled the country and beyond, sharing her prescription for laughter to manage stress. Her conferences and keynote addresses serve to improve learning skills and leave her audiences in an enthusiastic frame of mind.

An Evening for Women is funded by a grant from Rays of Hope – a Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer. The program includes a bag supper, raffles, an art scavenger hunt, and photo booths (bring your thumb drive). Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, call (413) 773-2454 or (800) 377-4325 .