September 29, 2000

Breast cancer awareness events in October

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Dr. Don Kaplan, left, an ophthalmologist from Andover, N.H., Lions Club, analyzes photo screening pictures with Dr. Sean Donahue and Tammy Johnson, MPH, during a training session. The session is part of the vision screening outreach program.(photo by Dana Johnson)

Breast cancer awareness events in October

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will offer a series of events throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here is a chronological listing of events (all free of charge unless otherwise noted):

“From Surgery to Reconstruction: What You Should Know,” a brown-bag luncheon featuring Drs. Mark Kelley and Bruce Shack; Wednesday, Oct. 4, noon-1 p.m., Vanderbilt Breast Center conference room, 2002 Village at Vanderbilt; 1500 21st Ave. S.

“We All Have A Story To Tell,” a brown-bag luncheon and tour of artist Bonnie Stone’s Apron Project exhibit. The project highlights the artistic expression of San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Network members, survivors, family members and friends. Each narrative is played out on a simple butcher’s apron and each unique tapestry expresses many different emotions. Thursday, Oct. 5, noon-1 p.m., 2703 Vanderbilt Clinic. The exhibit will remain on display on the mezzanine level of the hospital lobby though December.

“Cooking with Flaxseed,” featuring nutritionist Lynn Henderson, who will discuss the potential health benefits of incorporating flaxseed into your diet. Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Wild Oats Market, 3909 Hillsboro Road.

“Living with Lymphadema,” a potentially troublesome side effect of breast cancer treatment, brown-bag sessions featuring therapists Sheryl Rowe and Caryen Lebo of the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital’s Lymphadema Treatment Program. Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., and Friday, Oct. 13, noon-1 p.m., Vanderbilt Breast Center Conference Room, 2002 Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave. S.

“Breast Cancer: If it runs in your family…”, a brown-bag luncheon featuring Susan Caro and Jennifer Moore of the Family Cancer Risk Service, Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon-1 p.m., Vanderbilt Breast Center, 2002 Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave. S.

“Hot Nutrition News for Hot Flash Sufferers,” a brown-bag luncheon featuring nutrition researchers Janet Friedmann and Janet Carpenter; Tuesday, Oct. 24, noon-1 p.m., Vanderbilt Breast Center, 2002 Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave. S.

“STAR Trial: An Overview,” featuring Nancy Cleary, nurse manager of the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene breast cancer prevention trial. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Cool Springs YMCA, 121 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood.

“The Real SURVIVOR,” featuring breast cancer survivor Linda Horton’s first-hand experience with breast cancer and the impact it has had on her life and family, Thursday, Oct. 26, noon-1 p.m., 189 Sarratt Student Center, Vanderbilt University.

“Healing Within: A Workshop,” featuring instruction in yoga and t’ai chi and a discussion of the role of spirituality in healing by Gordon Peerman, director of St. Thomas Hospital’s Wellness Center. Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Cool Springs YMCA, 121 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood. Co-sponsored by the Minnie Pearl Foundation.

The 8th Annual Breast Cancer Health Forum Luncheon and Fashion Show. Monday, Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Vanderbilt Stadium Club, 25th Ave. S. at Kensington Place. Susan Caro, director of the Family Cancer Risk Service, and Dr. David Page, Professor of Pathology, will discuss the status of breast cancer research and treatment in “Hope and Hype: Where Are We Now?” Cost is $15 per person ($12 for staff and faculty). A shuttle will run from the MCN-Round Wing circle.

To learn more or to obtain a registration form for the Luncheon, call 936-5855. n