JOIN US to connect, create and de-stress during COVID-19.
Led by licensed art therapist Laura Goss, this 8-week online therapeutic art group is designed to address the sustained and ongoing trauma of the global COVID-19 crisis. which may include:
* Developing coping skills and practicing mindfulness and body regulation as a response to fear and anxiety
* Finding purpose amid feelings of hopelessness
* Engaging in mourning for collective and personal loss
* Creating opportunities for meaningful connection in the midst of isolation and loneliness,
* And sitting with the uncertainty of the progression and impact of the pandemic.
The group is designed to use materials commonly found around the house, along with basic art supplies which can be ordered online or picked up from your local arts and crafts supply store.
No prior art experience required. It’s more about the journey than the finished artwork!
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.
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.
Monday, April 20th, 2020
12:00 Lunch followed by Panel Discussion and Q&A
The Mayflower Hotel – 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
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
Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor PBS NewsHour
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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.