Calendar of Events

Jul
19
Thu
2018
VCU Health: Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk–Good or Bad? @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Kelly Education Center
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

From VCU Health: “Today genetic testing is not limited to the doctor’s office. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing can screen for cancer risk in the privacy of your home. Are results useful for health decisions? Can they give reliable information about your risk for cancer and personalize your prevention? Join Dr. John Quillin, a genetic counselor at VCU Massey Cancer Center, as he discusses the benefits and risks of this type of testing.”

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Rose All Day Virginia @ Cave Ridge Vineyard & Winery
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, July 21st from 1-4pm for Rosé All Day Virginia, A Summer Garden Party to Benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation! The event will feature premium Rosé wines from select Virginia wineries and vineyards. The wines will be professionally judged by The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association. All tickets include a commemorative wine glass to take home, and attendees will be able to vote and participate in the “People’s Choice” category. Attendees will be able to taste the wines, along with small food pairings created by local chefs. Additional food will also be available for purchase. Lawn games, music provided DJ Ryan Kersey, and many opportunities for photo ops will create an amazing, one of a kind day!

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Understanding and Managing Pain
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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While pain may be common during and after cancer treatment, it is not something you just have to “live with.” This webinar will review different types of pain as well as effective management. Dr. Yvette Colón will provide tips for tracking your pain levels, considering treatment options, talking about pain with your health care team,  and other practical suggestions for dealing with pain during and after treatment.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Medicare–An In-Depth Look
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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There are almost 50 million Americans who rely on Medicare for their health care needs. Whether you have been on Medicare for years, or this is the first year you are eligible, you may still have questions about how to choose your coverage. This webinar will cover the basics of the Medicare system, including how to become eligible, the different “Parts,” financial assistance, supplemental coverage, and  what to think about during open enrollment.

Cancer+Careers: Disclosure, Privacy & Online Brand
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This webinar will provide information to help patients think through disclosing their diagnosis, protecting their privacy and managing their online brand. Topics discussed will include:

  • Deciding whether to work or take time off
  • Accessing rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Online brand management, including thinking through disclosure on social media
  • Managing privacy at work and in an online setting
Oct
10
Wed
2018
Cancer+Careers: Working Through Treatment
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Once you have decided to work through treatment, it’s important to create a plan and think through the various steps that you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. During this webinar we will discuss how to do this, covering topics that include:

  • What and whom to tell when disclosing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
  • Workplace laws that protect patients at both the federal and state levels and how to use them
  • How to arrange reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the ADA
  • Practical strategies to manage treatment side effects and modify their schedule in the workplace
Oct
13
Sat
2018
Women’s Memorial Golf Tournament @ Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Save the Date! Registration opening soon.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
1PM Shotgun Start with dinner to follow
Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club in Chesterfield
Entry Fee:  $125 – golf, cart, dinner and donation to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.  Cash bar.

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Triage Cancer: 10 Tips for Choosing and Using Health Insurance
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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There are three main ways to get health insurance: through an employer, by buying a policy directly from an insurance company, or through a governmental plan (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Regardless of how you get your health insurance, you may have choices. Open enrollment comes up once a year and allows you to make changes to your coverage or to pick a new plan. This webinar will cover the key things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan that works for you. This  webinar will cover the things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan for you.

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Cancer+Careers: Managing Long-Term Stress
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For most people, workplace stress is a given. Add cancer to the mix, and it can become debilitating. In this webinar we will help you think about your priorities and how you can balance your job, family and own well-being to avoid letting stress get the best of you. Discussion will include how to:

  • Preserve what is most important to you during and after your treatment
  • Identify tools to help you maintain your best performance at work
  • Stay in control of your work and your life
  • Set reasonable boundaries at work and express them professionally
Nov
15
Thu
2018
Triage Cancer: Stress–What it is and What to Do About it
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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You know you have stress in your life but are you too stressed out to do anything about it? This webinar will really explain what stress is, how it affects everyone differently, and most importantly, provide simple, common sense and practical techniques to get your stress under control.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Cancer+Careers: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Changes in the body are common during and after cancer treatments and, understandably, may impact body image and self-confidence. For survivors who are either working through treatment or returning to work, knowing how to recognize negative body image and manage the feelings that accompany it can help reduce on-the-job anxiety, improve performance, and increase the ability to succeed professionally after cancer. In this webinar we will discuss:

  • How body image may be impacted by cancer and the effect of body changes at work
  • Practical tips and resources for understanding the feelings that may accompany unexpected changes in your body
  • Techniques to maintain or increase self-confidence while working or when returning to work