At the Hospitals: Dec. 29, 2013

Teresa Bradley, of Braintree, left, and Krista Warner, of Randolph, have organized five bowling tournaments to fund mammograms for low-income women and promote breast cancer awareness. Robin Palmer photograph

Teresa Bradley, of Braintree, left, and Krista Warner, of Randolph, have organized five bowling tournaments to fund mammograms for low-income women and promote breast cancer awareness. Robin Palmer photograph

Randolph Bowling Tournament Raises Money for Mammograms

Randolph — A recent bowling tournament raised $857 for Gifford Hospital’s Woman to Woman Fund. The fund pays for mammograms for low-income women not covered by other programs and buys soft pads that are placed on the mammography machine to make the test more comfortable for all women.

The tournament, created by Krista Warner, of Randolph, and her aunt, Teresa Bradley, of Braintree, honors Warner’s grandmother and Bradley’s mother, Ruth Brown, who survived breast cancer.

Brown had several forms of cancer, including breast cancer in 1993 and lung cancer, which she died from in 2011. A mammogram diagnosed her breast cancer.

“If she hadn’t had it, we would have lost her back in 1993,” Bradley said. “That mammogram gave her another 18 years.”

Following her death, Warner and Bradley renamed the event the Ruth Brown Memorial Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament.

“We want to encourage women to have their annual mammograms. Providing a more comfortable and more affordable experience helps substantially,” Ashley Lincoln, Gifford director of development and public relations, said in a recent news release. “We are so appreciative of Krista and Teresa for working hard each year to support this shared cause, raise awareness and bring a fun event to our community.”

Nate Olmstead, of Randolph, won this year’s tournament, and Patty Grueteke, also of Randolph, was the top fundraiser. The annual event is held on the fourth Sunday in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Valley Bowl in Randolph.

Sunapee Cove to Host Foot Clinic

Sunapee — A free foot clinic is set for Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11. The clinic, for people age 55 and older, is sponsored by Sunapee Cove and Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice. The half hour sessions include assessments by registered nurses, a foot soak, callus buff, nail trim, and lotion rub from knee to foot. Education on proper foot care will also be provided.

Space is limited. To schedule an appointment contact Ron Andrews, executive director of Sunapee Cove, at 603-763-0566 or randrews@hallkeen.com. — Compiled by Aimee Caruso