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RichnerLive to host breast cancer awareness webinar

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To highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RichnerLive will host a free, virtual Herald Inside LI panel on to the disease and its impact on Long Islanders. On Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., join top advocates, doctors and community leaders to answer questions, debunk myths and share facts about breast cancer.

Is the incidence of breast cancer higher among Long Island women? Where can women be screened and what is treatment like? The discussion will cover prevention, diagnosis, screening and recovery — from a medical and holistic perspective — with both doctors and scientists, including:

* Adrienne Esposito, executive director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment

* Karla Waldron, executive director, Mondays at Racine

* Dr. Melissa Fana, chief of breast surgery, Northwell Health

* Geri Barish, executive director of Hewlett House and president of 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition

Skye Ostreicher, of Herald Community Newspapers and RichnerLive, will moderate the conversation and take questions from viewers.

Herald Inside LI, produced by RichnerLive, a division of Richner Communications, publisher of Herald Community Newspapers, is a weekly webinar series that started in August to address different aspects of life during the Covid-19 crisis. This episode will also touch upon the pandemic’s impact on breast cancer treatment.

To register, visit liherald.com/insideli. To submit your questions in advance, email insideli@liherald.com. To sponsor a webinar or for more information about Herald Inside LI, contact Amy Amato at aamato@richnerlive.com or (516) 569-4000, ext. 224.