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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, October 14, 2011


KEATING PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR WOMEN’S WEEK

Washington, DC – Next week, Rep. Bill Keating will be hosting a “Women’s Week” with events focusing on issues critical to women in our communities.  The events, which will take place across the district, address topics such as breast cancer awareness, domestic violence and female entrepreneurship.

SCHEDULE


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
 

Women’s Advisory Board Breakfast with Bill
Rep. Keating’s Quincy District Office
1250 Hancock St., Suite 802-N, Quincy, MA 02169
8:30 – 9:30 AM

One of Rep. Keating’s first initiatives was to create a Women’s Advisory Board.  The members on the Board represent a diverse sampling of the women throughout the district – they are professionals, public servants, community leaders and small businesswomen – who advise the Congressman on issues both in Washington and at home that are impacting women in the 10th Congressional District.

Members of the Women’s Advisory Board from the South Shore will be present at this Breakfast with Bill, and all who are interested in women’s issues are invited to attend.  

Visit to WIC Center
Quincy Medical Center
121 Whitwell St., Quincy, MA 02169
10:00 – 10:30 AM

WIC, which stands for Women, Infants and Children, is a federal program where grants are awarded to States for “supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.” (http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/)

Quincy Medical Center’s WIC program serves almost 5,000 eligible women, infants and children from 20 towns. 
 

South Shore White Ribbon Campaign Rally
Plymouth Registry of Deeds
50 Obery St., Plymouth, MA 02360
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Since his days as Norfolk County District Attorney, Rep. Keating has been a strong advocate for victims of domestic violence.

The White Ribbon Campaign, which the Congressman has participated in for a number of years, is a pledge by men who are working to end violence against women.

Anticipated attendees include:

  • Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz
  • Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald
  • Plymouth Town Manager Mark Stankiewicz
  • Plymouth Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Jr.
  • Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri
  • Plymouth Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gary Maestas
  • Register of the Plymouth Probate and Family Court Bob McCarthy

South Shore Breast Cancer Awareness Event/Tour of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
South Shore Hospital
101 Columbian St., South Weymouth, MA 02190
1:30 –2:30 PM

Rep. Keating will be speaking about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings and highlighting how South Shore Hospital can be a resource for constituents.

The Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, which is celebrating its second anniversary this month, features:

  • “Medical oncology and radiation oncology services provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • A multispecialty surgical oncology program provided by physicians from South Shore Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Diagnostic imaging services provided by South Shore Hospital and Harbor Medical Associates
  • South Shore Hospital’s Breast Care Center, providing a full range of comprehensive care for both benign and malignant breast conditions”

(http://www.southshorehospital.org/cancercenter/about/about.html)


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011

Breakfast with Bill
Gunther Tooties
1253 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02169
8:00 – 9:00 AM



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011

Women’s Advisory Board Breakfast with Bill
The Daily Brew
1370 Massachusetts 28A, Bourne, MA 02534
8:30 – 9:30 AM

Similar to the event on October 18th, members of Rep. Keating’s Women’s Advisory Board from the Cape and Islands will be present at this Breakfast with Bill, and all who are interested in women’s issues are invited to attend.  

Cape & Islands Breast Cancer Awareness Event/Tour of Blanche and Joel D. Seifer Women’s Health and Imaging Center
Falmouth Hospital
100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Rep. Keating will be speaking about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings and highlighting how Falmouth Hospital can be a resource for constituents.

Falmouth Hospital recently opened the new Blanche and Joel D. Seifer Women’s Health and Imaging Center, which offers “Digital Mammography and Bone Density services for women, and outpatient Ultrasound services for both men and women.” (http://www.capecodhealth.org/new-womens-health-and-imaging-center-now-open-at-falmouth-hospital/)

WE CAN Facilities Tour
WE CAN Office
537 Main Street, Suite 2H, Harwich Port, MA 02646
2:00 – 2:30 PM

WE CAN is an organization designed to help women on Cape Cod through major transitions – from divorce to job loss to illness.  In 2010, WE CAN served over 500 local women through their programs.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011

Coast Guard Rescue 21 Acceptance Ceremony
Coast Guard Station Woods Hole
30 Little Harbor Rd., Woods Hole, MA 02543
9:45 – 11:00 AM

Rep. Keating will be the keynote speaker at this ceremony.  “Rescue 21 is the United States Coast Guard’s advanced command, control and communications system. Created to improve the ability to assist mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea, the system is currently being installed in stages across the United States.” (http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rescue21/)

Mass Lodging Association Legislative Forum

1 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
12:00 – 1:00 PM


Rep. Keating will be the keynote speaker at this event for small business owners in the hospitality and tourism industry, and will address small business initiatives that strengthen our local businesses and economy.

Children's Cove Tour
Barnstable County Children’s Cove
1225 Mary Dunn Rd., Barnstable, MA 02630
1:30 – 2:00 PM

Children’s Cove provides a safe haven for children who are the victims of sexual abuse as well as services for the children and non-offending family members.

Meeting with Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
Rep. Keating’s Quincy District Office
297 North St., Suite 312, Hyannis, MA 02601
3:00 – 3:30 PM

NOTE:  This meeting is closed to the press, but the Congressman will have a media availability following the meeting’s conclusion at 3:30 PM. 

Independence House Tour
160 Bassett Ln., Hyannis Port, MA 02601
3:45 – 4:15 PM

“Independence House serves as Cape Cod’s counseling, advocacy and resource center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.”  (http://indhouse.net/)

NOTE
:  To respect the privacy of those residing at Independence House, the Congressman will have a media availability following the tour’s conclusion at 4:15 PM. 

Cape & Islands White Ribbon Campaign Rally
Cape Cod Mall
769 Iyannough Rd., Barnstable, MA 02601
4:45 – 5:15 PM

Similar to the event on October 18th, Rep. Keating will be promoting the White Ribbon Campaign for me who want to end domestic violence against women.  This event will coincide with the kick-off of Barnstable Peace Week.