Educational Series


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"                                                         

                                            John is a Clinic Director for BenchMark Physical Therapy in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he manages an                                           outpatient lymphedema program. He originally received a PTA degree in 1993 from St. Catherine's College in                                                 Minneapolis, MN and became certified as an MLD/CDT therapist in 1999. He has devoted his practice to full time                                             lymphedema treatment since that time. John's interest in lymphedema extends to research, patient advocacy and                                       community education. 

  • August 10 - TBD

  • 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).