September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month.
Among local events recognizing the need for more attention to the risks, symptoms and treatments for these diseases are:
Friday, September 4: Wear Teal Day to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.
Tuesday, September 15, 6:30-8:00 pm: Sibley Hospital hosts an ovarian health and genetics seminar featuring Marilyn Jerome Foust, MD; Deborah Armstrong , MD; and Reem Saadeh, MD in the Medical Office Building Conference Room 2 at 5215 Loughboro Road, N.W. Please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 19, 9:00-3:00: Join Rhonda’s Club at the Alfred Street Baptist Church health fair, 301 South Alfred Street, Alexandria.
Tuesday, September 29: Rock Paper Cocktails 2015!, an evening of champagne and shopping at the Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington starting at 6:00 to benefit Inova Women's Hospital's Women in Need (W.I.N.) Fund, which provides much needed support to underserved women battling gynecologic cancers. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.com
FREE RETREAT WEEKEND FOR STAGE IV OVARIAN CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR PARTNERS
Patients with stage IV ovarian cancer and their partners are invited to a free retreat weekend, August 28, 29 and 30 at the Bon Secours Spiritual center in conjunction with Johns Hopkins Gynecologic and Breast Oncology. During the weekend, couples can share their journey through cancer and have a weekend to retreat from daily life and focus on each other. Meals, lodging and use of the facility and program are free. Attendance will be limited to 10 couples.
Click here to view the brochure for more information and registration.
Questions can be directed to:
Antoinette Solnik, RN, BSN at email@example.com
Cancer Nurse Navigator, Gynecology/Oncology and Urology
The Sibley Center for Gynecologic Oncology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery
A Radioshow for Cancer Patients
Listen to "Frankly Speaking About Cancer" every Tuesday at 4pm eastern time (1pm pacific time). The host is Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, stives to empower her listeners to live well with cancer. Click here to visit the website. You can also find past episodes available for listening.