Author Archives: Elizabeth Radl

“You have cancer…”

Lynda Juda is one of many women who has heard the phrase, “you have cancer”. Most often these words aren’t delivered in the comfort of a home or even with close friend nearby. Usually these words are uttered by medical staff within the walls of a an exam … Continue reading

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Compassion Leads to Early Detection

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Lynda, a strong, healthy woman dedicated to sharing her breast cancer survival story in order to promote early detection, along with promoting the importance of the mind, body, and spiritual components of … Continue reading

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What it means to be homeless

This time a year ago I was living just outside of Los Angeles. I was trying to get by, working as many part-time jobs as possible. Unfortunately, the hours weren’t enough so I had more free time than I would have … Continue reading

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Know your status!

I must say that last week was quite an eye-opening experience for myself and the other AmeriCorps members. You see, a few months ago we introduced ourselves to Oasis, Community Health Center’s HIV/AIDS clinic. They received us so warmly and we immediately … Continue reading

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Waterbury Outreach

Over the past couple of weeks AmeriCorps members and Access to Care Coordinators have teamed up to do outreach spanning all sections of Waterbury, to inform the public about our newest Community Health Center, which has opened at 51 North … Continue reading

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Food is Fantastic!

Most of us wake up each morning with several options of what we might choose to eat for breakfast. I know I do. I often say to myself,  “Will I make a green smoothie or have something warm and hearty … Continue reading

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It’s A Small World

The month of October continues to be a busy month for the Early Detection Program. On Saturday October 15th I had the opportunity to attend Dress Barn’s Annual Women’s Wellness Event.  Being a women’s clothing store, the employees were extremely … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink!

I must say that I am thrilled by the number of local businesses that have joined forces to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer education and research in the month of October. Last week the Middletown Fire Department was dressed in … Continue reading

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A new experience for EDP…

The following is a guest post by Marie Yardis, program manager for CHC’s Early Detection Program On Monday September 26th, I received an email invitation from the Hartford Public Library to attend a Naturalization Ceremony September 27th, where thirty individuals representing 19 countries … Continue reading

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A perfect day, A perfect walk

This past weekend CHC staff and members from the 2011 AmeriCorps group, came together to participate in the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Walk event.  A group of CHC staff woke up bright and early to participate in the walk. They cheered each … Continue reading

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