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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and statistics show that one in eight women will get some form of breast cancer in their lives. We talked with Dr. Lyla Blake of the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, who discusses the importance of early detection, treatment, and to raise awareness to cut those numbers down. Dr. Blake says most women with an average risk should schedule yearly mammograms starting at age 40 unless there is a family history.
A new exhibit that launched this month at the Cahoon Museum of American Art is a showcase of paintings by artist Brenda Kingery. Kingery has traveled widely and influences on her work include the artists of the Ryukyuan Islands of Japan, indigenous communities in Mexico and Central America, remote villages in Uganda, as well as powwow celebrations in her native Oklahoma.
Supporters of the Falmouth Education Foundation gathered at the Coonamessett Inn on October 5th for a showcase of the special projects that they have funded in the schools this year, and FCTV was there for the celebration. The Falmouth Education Foundation has supported innovation and excellence in the Falmouth, Massachusetts public schools since 2006, funding over 800 teacher-created projects.
The Falmouth Chamber Citizen of the Year Award honors an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to our community. Postponed one year because of Covid, friends, family and Falmouth community leaders came together on October 7th to honor Brenda Swain as the 2020 award recipient.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter held its 3rd annual Cape Cod Optimism Walk at Falmouth High School on September 19th. This year, the walk's official honoree was prominent community activist Jay Zavala, and long time FCTV Member, recognized for his tireless commitment to the Parkinson Support Network , the A-P-D-A, and his “fellow Parkies” across Cape Cod and beyond.
If you or anyone you know is a parent with children.. who have recently headed back to school .. then this segment is for YOU! Patty Burke, a certified health coach and Falmoluth in Focus contributor, joins us to provide valuable tips and resources for managing fear and anxiety that your family might be experiencing with this year’s Back to School environment, amid the Covid-19 Delta variant.