Event: 2014 Komen Philadelphia Sisters for the Cure, “With Knowledge We Survive. In Sisterhood We Thrive!”
Presented by: Susan G. Komen Philadelphia
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
Cost: Free event
Registration required: Click here to register or call 215-238-8900
Who: Approximately 1,500 African-American women of multiple generations; breast cancer survivor, care givers and women never diagnosed with the disease
With African Americans having the highest breast cancer death rate among all other groups, the event empowers women to take the steps that can save their lives today, and establish healthy practices to increase the power future generations have over the disease. Expert panels will offer breast health education to survivors and women never diagnosed. Topics include: Nutrition, Stress Management & Exercise Working Together for Breast Health; Moving Breast Cancer Research & Clinical Trials Forward; Understanding Triple Negative & Metastatic Breast Cancers; the Latest in Plastic Surgery Options; The Importance of Knowing Family History for Cancer Risk. Also included are: Keynote address by Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, inspirational entertainment, complimentary breakfast, peer interaction and free mammogram signups for eligible women.