Bromley Offers 'Mom's Day Off' Fundraiser With Bennington Cancer Center

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Rebecca Hewson-Steller, Jenny Coutu, Mary Weinfurt and Naomi Bolognani and Dr. Matthew Vernon are ready to hit the slopes.
BENNINGTON, Vt. —Staff from Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in Bennington — registered nurses Rebecca Hewson-Steller, Jenny Coutu, Mary Weinfurt and Naomi Bolognani and Dr. Matthew Vernon —are inviting members of the public to enjoy a day of skiing and riding on Friday, Feb. 4. 
 
That's the day that Bromley Mountain Ski Resort will hold its annual "Mom's Day Off" fundraiser to benefit women's breast cancer care at the center. The Cancer Center is part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Southwestern Vermont Health Care.
 
During the event, moms (including honorary moms and pet moms) ski or ride for just $25 when they show the ticket seller a snapshot of their kid or kids. Regular lift tickets cost $89. The Cancer Center will receive the entire $25 lift ticket cost as a donation. There will also be a $12 burger-and-beer special at the Wild Boar Tavern. Bromley Mountain is located at 3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru, six miles east of Manchester. For more information about Bromley, visit bromley.com.

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Cleveland Clinic's Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer emeritus at the Cleveland Clinic and leading health and wellness communicator, is the next guest on Medical Matters Weekly. 
 
Viewers are invited to tune in at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29. The show will address the power of everyday choices in preventing disease and prolonging productive and enjoyable lives.
 
The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see the show on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.
 
Dr. Roizen began his career with a tour of duty in the Public Health Service. After nine years on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, he chaired the top-10-rated Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. He then became dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Upstate. After serving as CEO of the Biotechnology Research Corporation of Central New York, he accepted a position as chair of the Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic, responsible for over 180 operatories, 124 critical care beds, and 28 pain therapy-intervention units. In 2007, Dr. Roizen was named chief wellness officer at Cleveland Clinic, the first such position in a major healthcare institution in the United States. Dr. Roizen also served as founding chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2017.
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