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Mar
9
Mon
Sentimental Journey Singers @ Bender JCC
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – Apr 27 @ 11:00 am
Sentimental Journey Singers @ Bender JCC | | |

Sentimental Journey Singers is a choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and other memory struggles and their care partners offered by Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The choir will meet Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays from March 9 through April 28 for singing instruction and rehearsals with a professional conductor and music therapist. After the 8-week session, the choir will perform in a concert on May 2. Tuition is $104 and $25 for care partners. Registration is open now at www.encorecreativity.org For more information, call, 301-261-5747. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, an Annapolis-based nonprofit, is the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55.

Apr
11
Sat
Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park
Apr 11 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park

Sign up to run in the Wish Hero 5K and make your miles count for wishes! Whether you are an avid runner or just enjoy a jog with friends, we want you to join us and support local wishes. In addition, family fun activities and pop up fitness classes will be offered during this community day in support of local wish kids.

Apr
25
Sat
DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park
Apr 25 all-day
DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park | | |

Join us for a family and dog friendly 5k run/walk. Every dollar goes directly to the Oral Cancer Foundation that raises and money for this awful disease. There will be raffle tickets sold on site for your chance to win autographed items from Caps/Wizards/Nationals, gift certificates to local hotels/restaurants, tickets to Nats/Caps game, teeth whitening, etc. Coffee and light fare will be available. Photobooth. Bathrooms on site. Playground close by. Come out and get those steps in for a GREAT cause. We can’t wait to see you!
*If you would like to volunteer and run/walk for free please email megan@bccoralsurgery.com

Apr
29
Wed
Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show @ The Ritz-Carlton
Apr 29 all-day
Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show @ The Ritz-Carlton

The Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. Neiman Marcus is partnering with us again, and we’re thrilled to announce that this year’s fashion designer will be Monique Lhuillier.

The Great Ladies Luncheon and Symposium has informed and educated us about the path to a cure over the years. From First Lady Nancy Reagan in 2011 to Coach Pat Summitt, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Meryl Comer and Washington Capitals star TJ Oshie in 2019, our luncheon honorees have helped to put a face on Alzheimer’s with their advocacy.

We are pleased to announce that we will honor Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and her family, and Thomas Pheasant, all of whom have been strong advocates for ADDF for many years.

All proceeds from the Great Ladies Luncheon support the ADDF’s mission to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

For information, contact rsvp@alzdiscovery.org or 212-901-7990.

May
2
Sat
Consciousness & Meditation Workshop: Open Your Heart & Expand Your Mind @ American University Conference Center
May 2 – May 3 all-day
Consciousness & Meditation Workshop: Open Your Heart & Expand Your Mind @ American University Conference Center | | |

On May 2-3, 2020, Ren Xue of the Americas will host a Consciousness & Meditation Workshop. This year’s focus will be to Open Your Heart & Expand Your Mind. The one-of-a-kind workshop will take place at the American University Conference Center in Washington, D.C. and will be taught by Yuan Tze, creator of Ren Xue, Yuan Gong, and Yuan Ming Medicine. Yuan Tze was born in a small ancient coastal town in the Jiangsu Providence of China. He was raised by Daoist monks from six months of age until he was 4 years old. At the age of 7, he started martial arts training that included Qigong. During his twenties, he received training from a number of high-level masters, some who only accepted one or two students in their lifetime. He then started teaching Qigong and healing. A decade later, he joined the Huaxia Center, the first medicine-less hospital in the world near Beijing. Over 4000 patients with chronic health conditions were treated at the center in its 13 years of operation. At age 33, he became a director of a recovery department at the center that specialized in cancer patients. The workshop is sponsored by Ren Xue of the Americas. For more information, contact Mark Libow, M.D. at renxuewashington@gmail.com or visit https://renxueamericas.org/washington/

Walk to End Bladder Cancer @ Lincoln Memorial
May 2 all-day

The Walks to End Bladder Cancer are BCAN’s signature awareness events and take place in numerous cities throughout the United States, principally in May which is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Raising awareness about bladder cancer, the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US saves lives. Our walks also generate critical funds that enable BCAN to offer educational resources and support programs free of charge, advance research, serve more patients and families, and continue as the leading provider of bladder cancer services and information in the country.

May
3
Sun
March for Moms @ National Mall
May 3 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
March for Moms @ National Mall | | |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2020

CONTACT
Nell Callahan
nell@frontwoodstrategies.com
(202) 262-0721

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Hundreds of Families, Advocates, Providers to Rally on the National Mall to Raise Awareness for Maternal Health on Sunday, May 3

Women face greater risk of maternal mortality in America than their mothers

The March for Moms will call on Congress, business leaders, health care providers to support families

Washington, DC–Today, March for Moms announced that hundreds of families, advocates, and health care providers will call on Congress, business leaders, and health care providers to improve care for mothers at a rally on the National Mall on Sunday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The event will feature Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL-2), Every Mother Counts Founder Christy Turlington Burns, Advocate Charles Johnson, Empowered Birth Founder and Nurse Katie Vigos, radio host Kelly Collis, mothers, midwives, nurses, physicians, doulas and other advocates for maternal health, as well as musical performances and activities for children. The event is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, Steward Health Care Network, the American Academy of Family Physicians, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Horizon Data Science, Every Mother Counts, American College of Nurse-Midwives, American College of OB-GYNs, DONA International, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Lamaze International.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 658 women died in the U.S. in 2018 as a result of childbirth. Further, the CDC found that 3 in 5 pregnancy-related deaths were preventable. Women of color are more than twice as likely as their peers to face maternal death. These sobering statistics place the U.S. last among high-income nations.

“For far too long, motherhood has taken a backseat in our health care system, and it has had devastating and deadly consequences. We are here to fight for every family so they can grow with dignity,” said Katie Shea Barrett, Executive Director of March for Moms. “Every aspect of our care system can do better, from Congress passing laws that improve the quality of care to insurers and businesses incentivizing the care that works best for mothers to health care providers adopting better models and culturally competent care. We can and must do better.”

Who: Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL-2)
Christy Turlington Burns, Founder, Every Mother Counts
Katie Vigos, Registered Nurse and founder, Empowered Birth Project
Kelly Collis, Founder, Host, Real Fun DC
Charles Johnson, Founder, 4Kira4Moms
Sara Rothstein, Director, 32BJ Health Fund
Erica McAfee, Bereavement Doula, Founder of Sisters in Loss
Cathy Collins-Fulea, Board President, American College of Nurse-Midwives
Shakira Henderson, Board member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
Marinah V. Farrell, Midwife, President, Changing Woman Initiative
Neel Shah, OB-GYN, Co-Founder and Vice President, March for Moms
Ginger Breedlove, Nurse-Midwife, Co-Founder and President, March for Moms
Katie Shea Barrett, Founding Executive Director, March for Moms

What: March for Moms rally for maternal health

When: Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. ET
Program runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET

Where: National Mall
Madison Street NW between 7th Street and 9th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Members of the public planning to attend can find additional details here.

Media RSVP: Members of the media can RSVP to Nell Callahan at nell@frontwoodstrategies.com.

March for Moms is non-partisan, 501 ©(3) non-profit that aligns the diverse voices of families, health care providers, policymakers, and partners to advocate for mothers and families’ health, well-being and equal access to care. For more information, visit https://marchformoms.org/.

Follow us on instagram: @MarchForMoms | Twitter: @MarchForMoms | Facebook: @MarchForMoms | Youtube: MaternityCareMarch
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Sep
13
Sun
Walk to End Bladder Cancer @ Lincoln Memorial
Sep 13 all-day
Walk to End Bladder Cancer @ Lincoln Memorial | | |

The Walks to End Bladder Cancer are BCAN’s signature awareness events and take place in numerous cities throughout the United States, principally in May which is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Raising awareness about bladder cancer, the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US saves lives. Our walks also generate critical funds that enable BCAN to offer educational resources and support programs free of charge, advance research, serve more patients and families, and continue as the leading provider of bladder cancer services and information in the country.

Sep
15
Tue
Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) Hot Topics in Breast Cancer @ The Mayflower Hotel
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am
Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) Hot Topics in Breast Cancer @ The Mayflower Hotel

Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) partners with DC area medical experts to bring a world-class medical symposium “Hot Topics in Breast Cancer: Luncheon and Medical Symposium.” The panel, consisting of leaders in the field, will discuss new advances that can play a significant role in improving risk assessment, prevention and treatment for breast cancer. The morning will help inform women about how to take action: for themselves, their daughters, mothers, sisters and friends.

This event will not only help to build awareness of our work as we grow, but our partnership with DC area institutions will also allow us to support underserved women’s breast health needs in the Washington DC local community.

WHEN:
Monday, April 20th, 2020
11:30 Reception
12:00 Lunch followed by Panel Discussion and Q&A

WHERE:
The Mayflower Hotel – 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

PANEL:
Elizabeth Nichols, MD: Associate Professor and Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Medical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC: MedStar Georgetown, Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Georgetown University: Director, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardio-Oncology Program

Kim Robien, PhD, RD, CSO, FAND: Associate Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Member, George Washington University Cancer Center

Angela Pennisi, MD: Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Breast Medical Oncologist, Board-certified: Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

MODERATOR:
Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor PBS NewsHour

TO BUY TICKETS:
https://breastcanceralliance.org/events

Proceeds will support breast health needs for underserved women through Breast Cancer Alliance and the Betty Lou Ourisman Health Center.

For more information: Breast Cancer Alliance – 203-861-0014 – https://breastcanceralliance.org

ABOUT BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE (BCA):
The mission of BCA is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved. While our education and outreach and fellowship grants are limited in their geographic reach, we have expanded our research grant funding for novel, innovative, early-stage research to a national level.

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