The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Hosts "Breast Health and Wellness: A Night out for the Girls"
The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s
largest breast cancer organization and provider of funds to aid in the
awareness, prevention, treatment and research of breast cancer, will host
an educational symposium as a celebration of sisterhood and survivorship.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about breast health and wellness,
hear from local breast health medical experts and connect with valuable
community resources. The event is free and open to the public. Advanced
registration is required by September 18, 2012. Register online by visiting
www.komenmd.org or calling 410-938-8990.
The physician panelists participating in the event include Dr. Sidney
Barnes and Dolores Rhymer-Anderson from Atlantic General Hospital; Dr.
David Walker from Peninsula Regional Medical Center; and Dr. Kerry Palakanis
of Crisfield Clinic and Salisbury University.
Panelists presenting the ‘Life After Breast Cancer: Return to Independence’
Komen-funded grant program will include Dr. Cheryl D. Ortel, gynecology
and women’s health specialist; Jennifer Hickman, acupuncturist;
Dr. Marisa Carey, chiropractor; Elizabeth Dawson, yoga and integrative
therapy; Leigh Ann Eagle, health and wellness director at MAC, Inc.; and
Lea Cataggio, fitness coordinator at MAC, Inc. Speaker Carol G. Moore
will present “Good Humor for Good Health,” and a Zumba Gold
demonstration will be presented by Tammy Griffin and Sherry Hostetler
of the Academy of Full Life Wellness. Community organizations and hospitals
will have exhibits and provide information about local breast health services.
A healthy buffet dinner is included. Registration is required as space
WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2012
5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: UMES Student Services Center, Ballroom
11868 Academic Oval
Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Maryland Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would
do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982,
that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Maryland Affiliate
is part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network
fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Maryland Race for
the Cure, the Maryland Affiliate has invested $35 million in community
breast cancer programs since 1993. Up to 75 percent of the net proceeds
generated by the affiliate stays in Maryland. The remaining 25 percent
funds national breast cancer research, often taking place at Maryland
institutions. For more information, call 410-938-8990 or visit www.komenmd.org.