The Lewis County CEOS Clubs in cooperation with Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is celebrating the 25th year of honoring breast cancer survivors and educating the public about the importance of breast screening. The local group had the late Hovah Underwood, wife of the late governor of West Virginia, Cecil Underwood, as a speaker for the event in 1995. She was a breast cancer survivor.
The CEOS and SJMH will have the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Wednesday, October 23 at noon at Broad Street Church. Stephanie Singleton and Julia Spelsberg are coordinating the event for the CEOS and SJMH, respectively. The Broad Street UM Women will help with the meal. The luncheon is limited to 100 reservations and interested people should call 304-269-8167 by Friday, October 18 to reserve a place.
Dr. William Hamilton will speak to the group from the clinical perspective on the importance of early screening.
Dr. Hamilton received his bachelor of science in chemistry from Muskingum College, in Ohio. He attended WVU Medical School with an Air Force scholarship. He spent two year of post-graduate work in family practice but then had the opportunity to work in obstetrics and gynecology, and decided to change his specialty. He shifted to obstetrics because he enjoyed being with patients at such a happy time. It is exciting to bring new life into the world.
During most of his professional career, Dr. Hamilton was in the Air Force, and saw many parts of the world along with his wife, who also retired from the Air Force.
He noted, that he truly enjoys his work in his field because he so enjoys working with people.
“I graduated in chemistry but found that in-stead of looking at glass tubes, I wanted to work with people, that is why I went into medicine. It is gratifying to have the skills and knowledge to help people and make a difference in their lives,” he concluded.