This quarterly series features area medical and health professionals presenting current topics relevant to breast cancer survivors.  All of the sessions are free of charge to breast cancer survivors and a guest, as well as area medical and health professionals and students. A reservation is required and a light dinner is provided.


 Additional 2017 Topics are to be determined. Contact us to make a suggestion!


2017 Dates:


NOTICE:The 2/23 installment of our Educational Series will be held at a different location due to early voting at the North River Civic Center. This installment will be at the Hixson Community Center at 5400 School Drive, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • February 23 - Rhonda Edwards, LCSW, OSW-C presenting Coping with Stress for Survivors

​ Rhonda Edwards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Center for Cancer Support at CHI Memorial Hospital.  She holds a specialty certification in oncology social work and is the Tennessee State Representative for the Association of Oncology Social Workers and is certified in Mind Body Medicine through the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington D. C. Rhonda assists patients and families as they progress along the cancer journey from time of diagnosis through survivorship.  A common theme many cancer survivors share with her is their concern regarding a cancer recurrence. Many are especially concerned about the role that stress may play in a recurrence and actively seek out ways to more effectively manage and cope with the daily stress in their lives. Incorporating relaxation and other stress management techniques into their new life after cancer often becomes a priority. Rhonda will share simple yet effective techniques that will allow you to use your mind and body to reduce the effects that stress can have on the body.


  • May 18
  • August 10
  • October 19


2016 was made possible by Unum

  • March - Mark A. Brzezienski, MD, FACS presenting Modern Breast Reconstruction
    • ​Click HERE for the video
  • May - Judith Pederson-Benn, MS, CADC, CHT presenting Mind-Body Medicine & Skills
    • ​​Click HERE for the video
  • September - Pamela Kelle, RN, LDN, CEDRN presenting Nutrition Matters
    • ​​​Click HERE for the video
  • October - Sumana Nagireddy, MD, presenting on SERMs (tamoxifen, femara, arimidex, etc.)


2015 was made possible by Unum

  • February - Cooking For a Healthy Life
  • May - Coping with a Fear of Recurrence
  • August - New Chemotherapy Treatments -
    • Click HERE for the presentation by Marcie Beasley, RN, MSN, FNP-C
  • October - Lymphedema Therapy
    • Click HERE for the presentation by Margaret Secrest, PT CLT-LANA


2014 was made possible by The Benwood Foundation

  • February - Breast Reconstruction Procedures & Techniques
  • May - Nutrition Matters
  • August - The Lingering Effects of Chemotherapy
  • October - The Importance of Peer Support for Survivors 


All of the dinner programs are held at the

North River Civic Center

1009 Executive Dr, Ste 102

(behind Northgate mall, between the Post Office and the Library).

Educational Series