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This Web site aims to provide news about area events and updates on research and advancements in the south centra Indiana breast cancer medical community. Check out the mission statement or read about the origins of BC:FYI.

Note: This site is under redevelopment through 2017.

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer Sept. 30
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer

You still have time to sign up for Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, an annual fundraiser that supports local cancer program, including the Olcott Center for Cancer Education. Sign up for a team (including Step Ahead/YMCA's team of breast cancer survivors!) or simply make a donation. All info is on the website.

Art therapy Oct. 4 and 18

An experienced art therapist will lead you through an art session in the Medical Arts Classroom (enter through the Olcott Center, 619 W. First St.) 6-8 p.m. Sign up for a session or learn more by calling the Olcott Center, 812-353-5669.

Brew the Cure Oct. 6

Brew the Cure, a fundraiser featuring local home-brewed beers and food, is 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Fountain Square atrium. For a donation of $20, attendees may try local beers, nosh on appetizers and hear music. Proceeds benefit the Olcott Center's program that supplies lymphedema sleeves, compression bandages and other supplies not covered by insurance. (Note: The group's website has not been updated with 2017 information, but you can get an idea of the event from last year's description.)

Breast cancer follow-up clinic Oct. 10

The once-monthly Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Follow-up Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, 328 S. Woodcrest. Those in treatment or survivors may drop by for free services ranging from lymphedema screening to range of motion and strength assessments. Call 812-353-3278 or email the center for more information.

Step Ahead meets Oct. 16
Step Ahead logo

Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at McAllisters in Eastland Plaza, next to Petco. The group was founded in 2003 as a way for survivors to talk about ways to stay healthy and to keep up with research. Contact BreastCancerFYI.org if you have questions.

Art of headwrap Oct. 19

Learn to use scarves and accessories in unique and fashionable ways in the Art of Head Wraps class, 3-5 p.m.Oct. 19 at the Olcott Center. Call the center at 812-353-5669 to register; space is limited.

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct. 21

Celebrate with survivors and enjoy a casual morning walk at the 20th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct. 21. Sign up, pick up your shirt and peruse the vendors and local groups' displays starting at 8 a.m. Program gets underway about 9 a.m. at Showers Plaza, then the walk around downtown starts immediate after. The walk is free, though donations are accepted. Funds raised from sponsors benefit local breast cancer programs.

Look Good, Feel Better Oct. 25
skin care

The Olcott Center for Cancer Education is hosting Look Good, Feel Better sessions each month. Look Good, Feel Better teaches beauty techniques to womem with cancer who are in active treatment. Not only is this a confidence-booster, but skin also needs special care during treatment. To sign up, contact the Olcott Center at (812)353-5669.

Cookbook supports cancer research
peachey cover

Support the IU Simon Cancer center and try out some great recipes with your purchase of Just Peachey: Bearing Fruit, the newest project of the Catherine Peachey Fund, a volunteer-powered nonprofit that has granted approximately $2.5 million to the center's breast cancer research programs. All of the proceeds of sales of the $24.99 book, available through Amazon, will be donated to the Simon center. Read more on the News page.

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