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Latinas United for the Cure 2014 / Latinas Unidas Por la Cura

LATINAS UNITED FOR THE CURE: MIND, BODY, SPIRIT... SURVIVAL!
A free breast cancer empowerment event for you and all you those love.

Online Registration is Now Closed. If you wish to attend, please call 215-238-8900.

ABOUT THIS EVENT 

Presented by the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, Latinas United for the Cure, "Mind, Body, Spirit… Survival!" is a free, bilingual event specially designed for Latina women of multiple generations, including breast cancer survivors, caregivers and those never diagnosed. The event empowers you to take the steps that can save lives today, and establish healthy practices to increase the power your children and all future generations have over the disease. Now in its 11th year, Latinas United for the Cure has become one of the most anticipated breast cancer outreach events in Komen Philadelphia's 15-county service area. Stand up, unite, fight back, SURVIVE breast cancer.

Ileana Diaz, Mistress of Ceremonies, CBS 3/The CW Philly

Ileana Diaz, Mistress of Ceremonies, CBS 3/The CW Philly

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: MARCH 8
Signups for free mammograms for eligible women will be available throughout the day.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Check-in
- Inspirational entertainment by Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast & Welcome
- Full breakfast served
- Welcome by Mistress of Ceremonies, Ileana Diaz, CBS 3/CW Philly Anchor
- Invocation: Reverend Bonnie Camarda, Salvation Army
- Presentation: The Honorable Angel Cruz, Pennsylvania House of Representative, 180th Legislative District
- Power of the Promise Award: Presented to the Garces Foundation, accepted by Dr. Beatriz Mirabal Garces, Co-Founder

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM: "Mind, Body & Spirit: The Whole Person Care Model for Breast Cancer"
Presented by our Feature Partner, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
- Salvatore Benetiz, RN, PhD; Wound & Epidemiology Care
- Dr. Lynn Bornfriend; Psychiatrist
- Dr. Pablo LavagniniDirector of Radiology Oncology
- Pastor Dan Pabon, M.Div.; Chaplain
Iris Vega; Peer Presenter

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM: Group session I
Presented in English and Spanish; see below.

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM: Group session II
Presented in English and Spanish; see below

Entertainment by Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL

Entertainment by Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL

1:00 PM: Dismissal
- Mammogram signups for eligible women
- Distribution of educational materials to share and guide you to breast health

CIRCLE OF GIVING

The Latinas United for the Cure Circle of Giving is a powerful way for you to demonstrate your sisterly love to all women fighting breast cancer, while also ensuring critical programs like Latinas United for the Cure continue to grow. Even a donation of just $10 is appreciated and empowering! Plus, all Circle of Giving contributors will be acknowledged in a special thank-you display at the event on March 8. Donate when you register.

 

SPECIALIZED GROUP SESSIONS

ENGLISH I (11:00 AM - 11:55 AM)
Living Healthy & Reducing Breast Cancer Risk
Led by Dr. Ari Brooks, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
- Susan Kruse, RN, BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC; Oncology Nurse Navigator, Abramson Cancer Center
- Debra DeMille, MS, RD; Nutrition Counselor, Joan Karnell Supportive Care Program, Abramson Cancer Center
- Mark Moore, PhD; Director of Psychological Services, Abramson Cancer Center

Special "empowerment" presentation by the Honorable Angel Cruz, PA House of Representative, 180th Legislative District

Special "empowerment" presentation by the Honorable Angel Cruz, PA House of Representative, 180th Legislative District

SPANISH I (11:00 AM - 11:55 AM)
Living Healthy & Reducing Breast Cancer Risk
Led by Dr. Ari Brooks, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
- Julieta E. Barroeta, MD; Attending Pathologist
- Clara Granda-Cameron, DrNP(c), MSN, CRNP; Coordinator Palliative Care Program, Abramson Cancer
- Ari D. Brooks, MD; Director, Integrated Breast Center

ENGLISH II (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Surviving Breast Cancer - Your Plan for Life
Led by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
- Susan Hunter, RN, MSN, APN, AOCN; Oncology Nurse Practitioner 
- Marjan Koch, MD; Director, Oncology Survivorship Clinic

SPANISH II (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Surviving Breast Cancer - Your Plan for Life
Led by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
- Generosa Grana, MD, FACP; Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper 
- Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, RN, MSN, APN, AOCN; Director, Oncology Outreach Programs

REGISTRATION & ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

- Online Registration is Now Closed. If you wish to attend this event & have not registered, please call 215-238-8900.  
Group Transportation: If you live outside the city of Philadelphia and have a group of 50 or more people in need of transportation to/from this event, we may be able to accommodate you. Please inquire with Jackie at Jackie@KomenPhiladelphia.org or 215-238-8900.
- Enjoy photos from our 2013 Latinas United for the Cure event

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS & HEALTH EDUCATION PARTNERS

Featured Partner

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Community Sponsor

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Health Education Presenters

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Special Contributors

The Honorable Angel Cruz,
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 180th Legislative District

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