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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:


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


  • May 18 - John Jordi, PTA, BS, CLT-LANA, CI, ASTYM​ presenting "What Survivors Want to Know About Lymphedema"                                                         

           

  • August 10 - Michelle McDougal, Cancer Exercise Specialist presenting "Move Strong, Live Strong"







  • October 19 - TBD


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

Michelle McDougal is the Project Manager for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. She is a Cancer Exercise Specialist and has been in the fitness industry for over 17 years. Helping Cancer survivors regain their strength and endurance is Michelle’s most rewarding career  Accomplishment. Michelle will be presenting the benefits of physical activity for cancer survivors, and how we can move strong to live strong.