Providence Saint John's celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 29, 2022

The start of October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual observation is a time to raise awareness of the disease, highlight the importance of ongoing research and honor those who have been impacted by breast cancer.

At Providence Saint John’s Health Center, the month-long event is a time for caregivers to cheer on the survivors and remind everyone to get screened.

This year also marks a special milestone in Providence Saint John's history as the Margie Petersen Breast Center celebrates 30 years of excellence in breast care.

For the last three decades, the breast center has remained dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate whole-person care to its patients. The comprehensive breast center provides cutting-edge services, world-class treatment options and personal support to all who walk through its doors. 

The Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John's is proud to have served the community for the past 30 years and looks forward to the decades to come. 

History of the Margie Petersen Breast Center

Screening for Breast Cancer

Do not let the pandemic delay your regular health checkups. The American College of Radiology recommends annual mammography screenings starting at the age of 40.

To schedule a screening or book an appointment at the Margie Petersen Breast Center, please call 310-582-7100 and select Option 1. 

The Breast Health Clinic also offers prompt appointments for patients who have a breast concern or need an examination and imaging with a breast health specialist nurse practitioner. Most appointments can be scheduled within 24-48 hours by calling 310-582-7100 and selecting Option 2. 


Upcoming Events

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John's invites the public to join several events and activities recognizing this special month.

Throughout October: Providence Saint John’s Goes Pink
On September 30 Providence Saint John's will kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the health center pink! The display will be up all month long so please feel free to drive, bike or walk by to see the bright pink lights in person.

Throughout October: Breast Cancer Webinars
View several recorded webinars featuring Providence Saint John's providers and patients talking about all aspects of breast cancer and more at

October 13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Landmarks across the globe — including Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza — will illuminate in green, pink and teal for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. To watch the #LightUpMBC Live evening virtual broadcast, visit

October 16: Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day and Champion Paddle
Tiffany Grunwald, MD, FACS, executive medical director of the Women's Health & Wellness Institute and division chief of plastic surgery at Providence Saint John's, has teamed up with Pro SUP Shop to lead a Champion Paddle, which celebrates our healthy bodies and honors the resilient women battling breast cancer and treatment. Please join the group at 8:30 a.m. for a special paddle and picnic lunch at the Pro SUO Shop, 4175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey. Registration is required at

October 19: Power of Pink Luncheon & Boutique
Join Providence Saint John's and the Saint John's Health Center Foundation for this inspiring event as the Margie Petersen Breast Center celebrates 30 years of excellence in breast care, research and education. The event will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, please click here.

October 22: Making Strides Santa Monica
Providence Saint John's Health Center and Tower Saint John’s Imaging are proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year's Making Strides Santa Monica event.  

Hosted by the American Cancer Society, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event aims to unite communities and raise awareness of breast cancer. The event is not only a walk, but also an opportunity to raise money to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. 

To join or support the Providence Saint John’s team, “MPBC Breasties,” click here. The team will meet at the Santa Monica Pier at 8 a.m.

October 28: Cancer Support Community Live Webinar – Breast Cancer Screening with Tara Ower, RN, FNP-C
Join this live webinar at noon with Tara Ower, RN, FNP-C, from Providence Saint John's Breast Health Clinic, who will talk about breast health and wellness, and different ways to get screened for breast cancer. 

To register visit or email 

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