Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2017 Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation partners with local community organizations and the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center to help expand the hospital's program of support, diagnosis and treatment for patients battling this devastating disease.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month committee's efforts include planning fundraising events and community awareness activities in October that help raise funds, awareness and support the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center. This year, we are celebrating the Breast Center's 15th year of Excellence.


Mother and Daughter sitting in a park, laughing and holding handsMeet Felicia Lupu, RN, our 2017 Breast Cancer Survivor Testimonial Speaker. Felicia has been a nurse for more than 20 years, 17 of those at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Felicia, who currently works as a surgical nurse, and often comforts and cares for cancer patients, learned firsthand what it is like to be on the other side when she received her diagnosis. Felicia is the proud mother of John, 19, and Natalia, 8.

“I’ve learned that every day is a gift and we should start each day with a grateful heart,” she says. “At the end of a day making a difference in someone’s life is what matters. I’ve learned to say ‘I love you’ every day.”

“My breast cancer experience was life-changing. I’m taking a little bit more time for myself. I needed to slow down. I’m a different person now. My favorite inspirational quote is from Carl Jung: ‘I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.’ Read the rest of Felicia's story.

Click HERE to make a donation--choose "Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center" from the drop-down menu-- to help millions more breast cancer patients--like Felicia.

Click HERE for a calendar of our October Events

Thank You to Our 2017 BCA Campaign Vendors, Partners, & Sponsors:

  • Advanced Dermatology
  • Barn and Charm
  • Cobblestone Cottage
  • Janine Jones
  • Ma Maison
  • Rattler's Bar B Que
  • Results Fitness
  • Salt Creek Grille
  • Ride for a Cure
  • Soroptimist International of Valencia
  • Stonefire Grill
  • The Magazine of Santa Clarita
  • The Signal
  • Wine 661
  • Wolf Creek Brewery
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