On March 20, 2010, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (Maryland Chapter) will hold its 6th Annual Women’s Health Expo entitled, REJUVENATE Finding Balance (NOCC Rejuvenate), at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel. … On behalf of Libby’s H*O*P*E*™, I will conduct a seminar as part of Session II entitled, A Patient Advocate’s Perspective on the Importance of Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Related On-line Resources.
On March 20, 2010, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (Maryland Chapter) will hold its 6th Annual Women’s Health Expo entitled, REJUVENATE Finding Balance (NOCC Rejuvenate), at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel. NOCC Rejuvenate is sponsored by the National Breast & Ovarian Cancer Connection and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Additional funding was also provided through a grant from the Maryland Attorney General Settlement.
NOCC Rejuvenate is designed to appeal to all women who want to rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit. The event is divided into three sessions. Each session offers seven to eight different seminars for attendees. The seminars address a variety of topics including make-up and skin care, going green, photography, plastic surgery, decorating, fashion, finance, retirement solutions, nutrition, fitness, and holistic approaches to wellness. A list of all event seminars is provided below.
Informative seminars about ovarian and breast cancer are offered as part of each session. Knowing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, the screening guidelines for breast cancer, and the basics about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, could save your life or the life of someone you love. On behalf of Libby’s H*O*P*E*™, I will conduct a seminar as part of Session II entitled, A Patient Advocate’s Perspective on the Importance of Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Related On-line Resources. My presentation will address the genesis of the Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ website; highlight critical ovarian cancer awareness information; summarize available online ovarian cancer and cancer-related resources; describe stories of hope involving ovarian cancer survivors and their families; and explain how each individual can make a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer.
NOCC Rejuvenate also targets cancer survivors. The devastating effects of these diseases can rob women of hope and peace. This event will offer an opportunity for survivors to reinvent their self-image and gain more knowledge, offering a sense of hope and a chance to connect with other survivors.
An exhibitor’s area will be offered at the event. This area will include informational tables as well as vendor tables that have been specifically chosen to meet the overarching vision of the event. At the completion of the three event sessions, a nutritious lunch will be served while information is provided on the signs and symptoms of ovarian and breast cancer.
What: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 6th Annual Women’s Health Expo entitled, REJUVENTE Finding Balance (click here to view event brochure, including mail-in registration)
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010 (8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.)
Where: Sheraton Annapolis Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 (driving instructions).
Register: To register online click here.
Contact: Nancy Long (NOCC Maryland Chapter Co-President) at 443-433-2597, or email (click here).
Keynote Speaker: Yarrow, The Energy Whisperer
Session I Presentations (9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.)
- Treating Cancer By Alternative Medicine
- The Survivors’ Connection
- The Skinny on Fat – Cancer Prevention Naturally
- Interior Design in Difficult Times – Cost Saving Design Solutions
- Relaxation & Healing
- Identifying & Solving the Challenges of Baby Boomer Women
- Cancer and The Healing Power of Forgiveness
- Belly Dancing
Session II Presentations (10:45-11:45)
- Dr. Zandra Cheng, Breast Surgeon at Anne Arundel Medical Center
- Hereditary Syndromes That Include Ovarian and Breast Cancers
- Facial & Body Rejuvenation
- A Patient Advocate’s Perspective On the Importance of Ovarian Cancer Awareness & Related On-line Resources (Paul Cacciatore, Founder, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™)
- Designing Green Interiors
- Creating Better Images with the Camera You Own
- Some Expert Fashion Tips
- Yoga: A Balanced Life
- Relaxation & Healing
Session III Presentations (12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.)
- New Advances in Ovarian Cancer (William McGuire, M.D., Medical Director of The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at Franklin Square Hospital)
- What is My Daughter’s Chance of Getting My Cancer?
- Planning for your Retirement Lifestyle: The New Retirement
- Super Health Begins with Super-food Nutrition
- Around the World to Your Backyard
- Balancing Your Life Wheel
- Get Fit & Healthy with the Simple Rules of the Big 3
- Relaxation & Healing
About the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and increase education about ovarian cancer. NOCC is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. Through national programs and local Chapter initiatives, the NOCC’s goal is to make more people aware of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer. In addition, the NOCC provides information to assist the newly diagnosed patient, to provide hope to survivors, and to support caregivers. NOCC programs are possible only with the help of its volunteers; committed men and women dedicated to the mission of the NOCC in communities across the country. For more information go to http://www.ovarian.org/.
About the National Breast & Ovarian Cancer Connection
The mission of the NBOCC is to raise awareness and educate the general public about the link between breast and ovarian cancer. The organization is dedicated to teaching all women about their inherent risks and how to improve their chances of survival through early detection and research developments. For more information go to http://www.nbocc.org/.