Prince William County news in brief

February 27, 2013
Soroptimists give $5,000 to groups helping women

Soroptimist International of Manassas recently donated a total of $5,000 to nonprofit organizations in recognition of their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls.

The recipients were Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS), Beacon for Adult Literacy, Fauquier Faith Partners, Fauquier Family Shelter, Transitional Housing BARN and Youth for Tomorrow.

Sentara launches mammography van to help Hispanic women

A ribbon-cutting for a Prince William Hispanic Breast Cancer Education and Prevention Program will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Megamart Supermarket, 8328 Shoppers Square, Manassas.

The Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center mobile “MammoVan” is made possible through a partnership among the American Cancer Society, Sentara and the Hispanic Institute for Blindness Prevention.

The mammography van provides Hispanic women with cancer education, breast cancer screenings and referrals. It will provide support services. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics.

High school talent hunt is Saturday in Woodbridge

Pi Lambda Lambda, the Prince William County chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, will host its annual high school talent hunt at 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodbridge Senior High School, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge.

The free event is open to the public.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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