Highlights TV Show Features Alzheimer’s Association of WV & Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day


Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing October 7, 2019 –  October 14, 2019 highlights the Alzheimer’s Association & Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (B.R.A. Day).

We interviewed Nicole Nesmith, Walk Coordinator and Christie Ball, Committee Member for the Walk to End Alz scheduled for October 26, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. with registration and the walk beginning at 9:30.

The event will take place at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, WV.

Nicole talked about the walks across West Virginia (9 of them) and what they mean to the Alzheimer’s Association of WV.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

Christie discussed her role as a committee member and why it is so important to her. She works at Brookdale Charleston Gardens in the Alzheimer’s Unit.

She encouraged everyone to get on a team. Or form your own.

Click here to go to the Charleston Walk site.

Call 800-272-3900 for 24/7 help.

We also discussed Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (B.R.A. Day) with Dr. Jeff Thaxton and Hannah Casto, Event Coordinator.

Bra day

Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.

Although breast reconstruction can rebuild your breast, the results are highly variable:

  • A reconstructed breast will not have the same sensation and feel as the breast it replaces.
  • Visible incision lines will always be present on the breast, whether from reconstruction or mastectomy.
  • Certain surgical techniques will leave incision lines at the donor site, commonly located in less exposed areas of the body such as the back, abdomen or buttocks.

This special day is always the 3rd Wednesday in October in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We talked with Dr. Jeff Thaxton and Event Coordinator, Hannah Casto, of Thaxton Plastic Surgery about the event.

Thaxton Plastic Surgery is the only registerd site in WV participating in B.R.A. Day. This year the event is October 16th from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at 505 Capitol Street in Charleston, WV.

The event includes: Meet & Greet, Panel Discussions, Presentation by Dr. Thaxton, Nipple Tattoo Demonstration, Prizes, Food & Drink. It is an Open House format.

For more information, call 304-925-8949.

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.



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