Events & Opportunities

Sisters for the Cure 2013

Join us for: MIND, BODY, SPIRIT... SURVIVAL!KomenSistersLogo160
A free breast cancer empowerment event for you & all those you love.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
If you or a loved one wish to attend this event but did not sign up by the December 3 deadline, please call 215-238-8900.

Whether you've taken the journey in your life, or never been diagnosed, breast cancer is a reality in our world. Every day it tries to despair our minds, and weaken our spirits. And, should it strike, it tries to destroy our bodies.

This Sisters for the Cure event is all about doing what more and more women do in the face of breast cancer: stand upunite, fight back, and survive. Together, we will empower the body, mind and spirit... we will form the bond of sisterhood with faith and fortitude... so that, try as it might, breast cancer will one day be banished from our world forever.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: DECEMBER 7

Mistress of Ceremonies, Natashs Brown: Eyewitness News,  CBS 3/The CW Philly

Signups for free mammograms for eligible women will be available throughout the event

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Check-in

- Welcome music by Jackie Greggs Jazz Duo: Daryl Robinson & Jeff Burnside

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast & Welcome

- Full breakfast served

- Welcome by Mistress of Ceremonies, CBS 3/CW Philly Anchor Natasha Brown

- Invocation: Reverend Cherylynne D. Smith, Associate Pastor of Worship, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia

- Inspirational entertainment by The Amazing Grace

Grace "Amazin" Little

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM: "Take Charge of Your Breast Health: Mind, Body & Spirit"

Presented by our Feature Partner, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

- Danielle Kennedy, RD, LDN; Clinical Oncology

- Reverend Wendell Scanterbury, M.Div; CMC; Supervisor Pastoral Care

- Janell ClarkSurgical Oncology Nurse Practitioner

- Kurrie Wells, PhD; Director of Mind Body Medicine

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM: Group session I

Options available for survivors and women never diagnosed with breast cancer; see below.

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM: Group session II

Options available for survivors and women never diagnosed with breast cancer; see below.

1:00 PM: dismissal

- Mammogram signups for eligible women

- Distribution of educational materials to share and guide you to breast health

 

SPECIALIZED GROUP SESSION I (11:00 AM - 11:55 AM)

Guests can choose to attend ONE  from the choices below

OPTION A

"Personalized Medicine: A Guide for African Americans with Breast Cancer"

Presented by the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.

- Topics include: Genetic testing & family risk; healthy eating; managing the emotional impact of diagnosis & treatment; treatment options & decision making; impact of treatment on fertility; life after breast cancer; devastating impact breast cancer has on the African-American Community

- Presenters: Edith Peterson Mitchell, M.D.; Tiffany Avery, M.D.; Faith Young, M.D.; and Annina Wilkes, M.D.

 

OPTION B

"The Affordable Care Act and You"

Presented by UnitedHealthcare

- A discussion on what the Act means and how it will impact you

- Presenters: Lisa R. Wright, Executive Director of Medicare, Pennsylvania Plan; and Darrin D. Johnson, Vice President Business Development

 

SPECIALIZED GROUP SESSION II (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Guests may choose ONE from the two choices below

OPTION A

"Understanding & Addressing Breast Cancer Disparities"

Presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

- A discussion on the obstacles in the African-American community that lead to breast cancer  disparities

- Presenters: Nestor Esnaola, M.D., Chief of Surgical Oncology at Temple University Hospital, Faculty Lead, Office of Health Communications & Health Disparities at Fox Chase Cancer Center; and Evelyn Gonzalez, Senior Director, Office of Health Communications and Disparities

 

OPTION B

"Surviving Breast Cancer: Your Plan for Life"

Presented by The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital

A discussion on putting in place a Survivorship Care Plan after initial treatment including: what the plan entails, why one is important and how to develop one

- Presenters: Betty Cummings, MSN, Patient Navigator; Melanie Nordlinger, M.D., Hematologist/Oncologist; Mary Oleksiak, Social Worker

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS &  HEALTH EDUCATION PARTNERS 

Featured Partner:

 

Community Sponsors 

 
 

 

Health Education Presenters 

 
 
 

 

Special Contributors:

SugarHouse Casino

Brown's ShopRite

Philadelphia City Councilman, 2nd District, Kenyatta Johnson

 

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