HAMPTON, Va. – Nov. 15, Hampton University, in partnership with the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, will host “Surviving & Thriving with Metastatic Breast Cancer: In Loving Memory of Fredda Bryan.”
“I cannot emphasize enough how important health care is to me, and I am happy that Hampton University is talking about the important work being done to eliminate breast cancer,” said Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey.
“This conference is a must for those wanting to learn about the strides being made in research and treatment in the state of Virginia," said Dr. Luisel Ricks-Santi, Director of the Hampton University Cancer Research Center. "The perspective of our speakers are key to understanding the barriers and facilitators to thriving as a metastatic breast cancer survivor."
The event takes place at 8:30a.m. – 3p.m. in the Hampton University Student Center.
The all-day workshop features presentations on the latest in treatment, research, support care and cancer in the workplace. There will be three panel discussions on the “Keys to Thriving” as well as a one-hour “Call to Action.”
Ms. Melody James, a three-year metastatic breast cancer “thrive-or,” will give the keynote address.
Delegate Daun Hester will deliver the closing address.
Fredda Bryan worked for the American Cancer Society, where she was a fearless advocate and dedicated champion for the cause of breast cancer awareness.
She lived for many years with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer until she died last June.
Even when diagnosed at an early stage, up to 30 percent of women with a breast cancer diagnosis will be diagnosed with a metastatic disease. These survivors will likely fight cancer for the rest of their lives.
To attend the event, visit http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Metastatic-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Forum-Hampton-Roads
For social media, use the hashtag #SurvivingandThriving.