Media Tip Sheet - November 2017

Stories and Events for November 2017

(Phoenix, AZ, November 1, 2017)

Young Barrow Patients to Experience New Movie, Wonder, in Hollywood Style
Patients from Barrow Neurological Institute and super fans of the best-selling novel-turned movie, Wonder, will experience the movie’s premier this Friday in Hollywood style. The young patients, who were born with neurological conditions that cause abnormalities of the face, will experience a pampering spa day at a Scottsdale salon where they will undergo makeovers, including having their hair and makeup professionally styled. Afterwards, they will travel to a theatre to watch the movie, which is based on a child with a similar neurological condition. Before reaching adulthood, a child with a facial difference typically undergoes multiple surgeries and many forms of therapy such as speech therapy. This pampering session will remind these patients of their beauty and kindness. Media is welcome to cover this story on Friday, Nov. 17 between 9:30 and 11 a.m. at XanderLyn Salon in Old Town Scottsdale. Call 602.406.3312 for more details. 

Dignity Health, Barrow to Release Findings on New Opioid Study Among Arizona Teens
Reporters and Assignment Desk Editors: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 21 
Dignity Health in Arizona and Barrow Neurological Institute will release a state-wide survey about the impact of opioid use in Arizona teenagers. Barrow will also be announcing a new opioid education program tailored to student athletes. A press briefing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. More details will be sent soon.  

Mercy Gilbert Nurses Hold Special Wedding for Terminal Cancer Patient
The nursing team at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center recently held a special wedding at the hospital for a young patient with terminal cancer and her fiancée. A touching video of the special wedding ceremony and reception can be viewed here. It is a story that demonstrates humankindness, love and commitment capable of overcoming difficult situations. Please consider posting the video on your social media platforms. 

Younger People Getting Colon Cancer
A new study from the American Cancer Society shows that colorectal cancer has become more common in younger adults under the age of 55. While on the whole, colorectal cancer incidence and death rates have been going down for decades, there’s a counter trend that has been troubling oncologists. Colorectal cancer death rates have been creeping up in people 20 to 54 years of age. Experts from the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s are available to discuss these findings and offer information on how individuals can minimize their risk. Call 602.406.4734 to schedule an interview.

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