Joetta, 4-Time Olympian, Headlines RWJUH Somerset's Annual Breast Cancer Month Event on Oct. 18

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is welcoming 4-time Olympian and New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee Joetta as the keynote speaker of their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month event. The theme of this year’s event is Olympic Principles to Achieve Victory Over Breast Cancer, where Joettawill share principles in achieving your full potential and the importance of physical activity in reducing the rate of breast cancer and other chronic diseases. The event is open to the community and will take place on Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Imperia located at 1714 Easton Ave, Somerset. Doors open at 5.

Joetta will be joined by Deborah Lue, MD, breast surgeon at RWJUH Somerset’s Steeplechase Cancer Center and the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. During an educational discussion, Dr. Lue will address breast cancer prevention strategies, the importance of getting an annual mammogram, risk factors and causes of breast cancer, signs to look for, advances in treatment and the link between breast cancer and chronic diseases.

“Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month event gives women in the community an opportunity to come together and learn about the importance of breast health and breast cancer prevention,” said Deirdre Blaus, vice president of oncology services and business development at RWJUH Somerset. “We are excited to have Joetta and Dr. Lue share their knowledge and hope that after listening to these women speak, others will take charge of their health and incorporate the practices they learn at the event into their daily lives.”

Joetta is a four time Olympic track and field athlete, author, entrepreneur, motivator and leading authority on achievement and health/wellness. She is the founder of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation which promotes the importance of physical activities for students, and also provides opportunities for them in sports and entertainment. Her book, “‘P’ principles for Success,” shares the life lessons she learned from track and field.

The event is open to the public and pre-registration is required. The cost of admission is $20 which includes a copy of Joetta’s book and a healthy dinner. To register, click here.

To learn more about breast health or to make a mammogram appointment at an RWJBarnabas Health facility please visit rwjbh.org/mammo.