Facts of Life

November 16, 2023 at 12:31 a.m.
Greenwich Hospital’s Emily Kopas, APRN, and Justin Blasberg, MD, use low-dose CT scans to detect lung cancer.
Greenwich Hospital’s Emily Kopas, APRN, and Justin Blasberg, MD, use low-dose CT scans to detect lung cancer.

By MARIAN KROMBERG | Comments: 0 | Leave a comment
Editorial Assistant

In observance of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, Greenwich Hospital encourages more individuals to take advantage of their Early Detection Screening Program to reduce the number of people who die from the disease each year. American Cancer Society guidelines recommend annual screening for those ages 50-60 who smoke or formerly smoked and have a 20 pack year or greater history of smoking. A pack year equates to smoking one pack or about 20 cigarettes per day for a year.

Happy third birthday to Ariella Morocho of Port Chester who celebrates Nov. 17. Have the best day! Love, Mommy and Nana.

Happy birthday to former Port Chester Mayor Fritz Falanka who celebrates Nov. 18. Wishing him many more.

Happy birthday to former Rye Brook Mayor Larry Rand who celebrates Nov. 19.

Happy birthday to the amazing Bea Conetta of Port Chester who will turn 99 Nov. 24.

Happy birthday to Rebecca Abel of Pasadena, Calif., formerly of Port Chester, who celebrates Nov. 22. Looking forward to seeing you, Joe, Theo and Brittany next month. Love, Mom and Dad.

The next Port Chester High School Marching Band bottle and can recycling collections will be Sun., Nov. 19 & Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Middle School parking lot on Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook. Collections generally take place on the first and third Sunday of each month. Call 914/200-1464 for updated information.

Purchase College has joined the growing number of colleges across the country that are hosting an Esports team. Esports, or electronic sports, are competitive video games that are played at more than 50 SUNY schools and by more than 175 college teams across the country.

 Westchester County’s Annual Holiday Gift Drive is taking place now to provide holiday gifts to around 1,000 children in Westchester in foster care, in homeless shelters and receiving preventive and protective services. New, unwrapped gifts appropriate for ages newborn to 21 (please no stuffed animals or violent toys) can be dropped off at the Department of Social Services, 112 E. Post Rd., White Plains, Westchester County Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Ave., White Plains or White Plains District Office, 85 Court St., White Plains. Monetary donations are accepted in the form of gift cards, Zelle/cash or checks made payable to Westchester Child Welfare Holiday Fund mailed to Barbara Sabater, 112 E. Post Rd., Room 637, White Plains, NY 10601. Electronic donations: Zelle ID email: [email protected]


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