Calendar of Events

Sep
20
Thu
2018
2nd Annual End of Summer Party – Rejuventate MD @ Rejuvenate MD
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Rejuvenate MD for live music, good food, and drinks. Live drawings and vendors will also be there.  A raffle during the event will benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
4th Annual Celebration of Life @ Slover Library
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
25
Tue
2018
@ Libbie Mill Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Us and Attorney Joanna Suyes for a talk on qualifying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Learn what medical information is essential to include in order to qualify, as well as the procedures that will be used to determine eligibility.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
CancerCARE: The Benefits of Clinical Trials for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshop Topics
• Why Clinical Trials Are Important as a Treatment Option
• What Happens in a Clinical Trial
• New Research in the Treatment of Triple Negative
Breast Cancer (TNBC)
• Investigational New Drugs in Clinical Trials
• The Meaning of Informed Consent
• Benefits & Risks of Participation
• How & Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
• How to Participate in Clinical Trials
• Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about
Clinical Trials
• Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
• Questions for Our Panel of Experts

The Benefits of Clinical Trials for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Why Clinical Trials Are Important as a Treatment Option
  • What Happens in a Clinical Trial
  • New Research in the Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
  • Investigational New Drugs in Clinical Trials
  • The Meaning of Informed Consent
  • Benefits & Risks of Participation
  • How & Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
  • How to Participate in Clinical Trials
  • Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trials
  • Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Oct
1
Mon
2018
Days of Sweetness – October 1-13th at Chick-fil-A @ Winterpock @ Chick-fil-A
Oct 1 – Oct 13 all-day
Oct
6
Sat
2018
@ East Suffolk Recreation Center
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Suffolk Parks and Recreation is hosting a breast cancer awareness event called Zumbathon. Zumbathon is an annual fundraising event we host at our East Suffolk Recreation Center for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Families and friends will come out and enjoy a night of Zumba dancing, fun and games all for a worthy cause within a glow-in-the dark atmosphere. Also during the event we will be paying homage to Breast Cancer survivors and educating attendees on the importance of breast cancer screenings.

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
Navigating Health Insurance @ Henrico County Public Library - Varina
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join CancerLINC and a guest speaker for an overview of health insurance. Learn how to interpret policies, what to look out for, and what you can do when a claim is denied.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
WSHS Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk @ WSHS Track
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Woodbridge Senior High School will be hosting a Breast Cancer fun run/walk on October 13, 2018 all proceeds will benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. The event will begin at 8:00am with an inspirational and informative speech in the school’s auditorium with the event kicking off on the track at 9:00am. Food will be available for purchase and other items such as pink hair extensions, nail wraps, and pink color powder will be on sale. You may pay your registration fee on the day of the event or before to Mrs. Bristow at Woodbridge High School in room 1701 only cash or check will be accepted. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-JbFwYUNzd78pkYHnhnY5GRuxWW6KxN7

Cruise-in for a Cause – Dick Myers Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat @ Dick Myers Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cruise-In for a Cause Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser.  Show off your Mopar Car along with the Shendanodah Valley Mopar Club.  There will be food, fun, music, a 50/50 raffle, bake sale, carwash and prizes for “Best in Show!”  Proceeds to benefit VBCF.

Women’s Memorial Golf Tournament @ Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Registration Now Open!

Saturday, October 13, 2018
1PM Shotgun Start with dinner to follow
Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club in Chesterfield
Entry Fee:  $125 – golf, cart, dinner and $45 donation to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.  Cash bar.

Oct
15
Mon
2018
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
Oct 15 – Dec 7 all-day

Do you have Medicare? The Open Enrollment Period to make changes to your Medicare coverage begins on October 15 and will end on December 7.

As there will be changes to how much it costs for Medicare Part B and Part D plans, it can be worth your while to shop around and make sure you have coverage that works for you. Any changes you make to your Medicare coverage will take effect January 1.

If you or a loved one is managing the costs of care due to cancer, understanding your Medicare options is especially important. Prescriptions used to help manage pain and nausea or to treat cancer can be costly and enrolling in the right prescription drug coverage is important. As you may have seen in the news, drug prices have been on the rise, and this includes drugs that are being used to treat cancer.

Still have questions? Watch thi webinar on Making Sense of the Medicare Maze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIg1nXYV66g

Genomics and the Future of Cancer Treatment
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Defining Genomics
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • Microarrays & DNA Sequencing Technologies
  • The Role of Genomics in Your Treatment Choices
  • Family Cancer Syndromes
  • New Research on Genomics
  • Liquid Biopsies
  • Examples of How Genomics Help Identify Treatment Options
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Genomic Testing and Its Benefits for You
  • Plans for Your Follow-Up Care
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
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.

Oct
17
Wed
2018
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Kelly Education Center
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for an evening of education and a celebration of breast cancer survivorship. The evening will include:

  • A presentation by experts on breast reconstruction options and legal resources for breast cancer patients
  • Breast cancer survivors providing one-on-one feedback about various forms of breast reconstruction
  • A partner/caregiver support group focusing on providing support through reconstruction
  • An art exhibition by students in the VCU School of Arts
  • A variety of community organizations showcasing support services and products for breast cancer patients and survivors
Oct
18
Thu
2018
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • New Treatment Approaches and Clinical Trials
  • How Clinical Research Improves Your Care
  • Diagnostic Testing and Technologies: Why They Are Important
  • The Role of Precision Medicine
  • Managing Side Effects and Pain
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
BALANCING WORK AND CANCER PATIENT WORKSHOP @ Libbie Mill Library
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This FREE workshop for patients, survivors, and caregivers addresses the practical and legal challenges of balancing work and cancer. Some of the topics that will be discussed during the workshop include disclosure of diagnosis or treatment, working through treatment, issues surrounding a job search, taking time off, and health insurance options.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Richmond Cattle Baron’s Ball @ Keystone Acres
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Grab your hat, dust off your boots and climb into your best western gear for the most enjoyable event this side of the Rio Grande! The 3rd annual Richmond Cattle Baron’s Ball promises to bring a toe-tapping, knee slapping good time as you kick up your heels to give back to our community and the American Cancer Society.   This cowboy chic affair that will feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and rip roaring entertainment.   The Richmond Cattle Baron’s Ball promises to be an exciting opportunity for your organization to make a commitment to the health and well-being of our community.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Making Strides of Richmond @ Richmond International Raceway
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities behind the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer.  Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone.

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Genomics and the Future of Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatments
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO, Mitesh J. Borad, MD, Joleen Hubbard, MD, Rona Yaeger, MD, and Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW for Genomics and the Future of Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatments.  Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Oct
23
Tue
2018
CancerCARE: Coping with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshop Topics
• Updates on the Treatment of Metastatic Triple
Negative Breast Cancer
• Novel Treatment Approaches & Clinical Trials
• Diagnostic Testing & Technologies: Why They
Are Important
• The Role of Precision Medicine
• Managing Symptoms, Side Effects & Pain
• Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
• Quality-of-Life Concerns
• Finding Resources for Financial, Emotional &
Social Support
• Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Coping with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Updates on the Treatment of Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Novel Treatment Approaches & Clinical Trials
  • Diagnostic Testing & Technologies: Why They Are Important
  • The Role of Precision Medicine
  • Managing Symptoms, Side Effects & Pain
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Finding Resources for Financial, Emotional & Social Support
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Oct
26
Fri
2018
Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

join Peter Martin, MD, Manali Kamdar, MD, MBBS, Peggy Ann Torney, Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW for an Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma.  Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Oct
28
Sun
2018
TAP. for the TaTa’s @ Washington Reid Elementary School
Oct 28 all-day

Join TAP. The Athletes Pledge on Oct. 28, 2018 in hopes of not only continuing to raise money for various charities but also to get the community to join me.

Formula for raising funds and awareness  – The Athlete pledges to do an event, supporters pledge to donate per distance traveled, time spent, or repetition completed.  I’ll be the first athlete.  The route will start at Washington Reid elementary school.  I will run from that general area to Exxon next to springs road in Woodbridge VA.   This is a 3mile loop that I will run continuously for the extent of the 12hrs.   Prior to this event, I will be taking donations via a Facebook fundraiser:
https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2242030185820765&id=100000414174887&notif_id=1535756175587665&notif_t=story_reshare&ref=notif

2nd Annual ESCAPE PINK PARTY – Escape Nails & Day Spa
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Escape Nails and Day Spa for the 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness ESCAPE PINK PARTY!  Wear pink and support a good cause.  Free gift bag for first 50 ladies, win free manicure and pedicure for a year.

Oct
31
Wed
2018
White’s Goes Pink 2018!
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

White’s Travel Center and The Medicine Shoppe at White’s are working together to go pink this October once again! With lots of fun activities in store, we will wear pink in honor of all of those who have been touched by breast cancer and collect donations at each register.

Along with the donations, White’s Travel Center will be selling wrist bands and hosting a bake sale in which all proceeds will go to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as hosting a visit from the UVA Mobile Mammography Bus!

Call (434) 243-4705 to schedule your mammography right here at White’s Travel Center on October 31st from 9am-3pm.

Did we mention that White’s Travel Center will match all donations up to $2,000?!

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Genomics and What’s New in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Terry A. Day, MD, Paul L. Swiecicki, MD, Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd, Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW for Genomics and What’s New in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer.  Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

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
13
Tue
2018
Nov 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Genomic Testing & Molecular Analysis, Before You Begin Treatment
  • Specific Examples of How Genomic Testing Directs Treatment Decisions for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • The Role of Precision Medicine & Targeted Treatments
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Genomic Testing to Guide Your Treatment Choices
  • Tips to Manage Common Treatment Side Effects
  • What’s Promising in the Future for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Nov
14
Wed
2018
Post Mastectomy Prosthetics & Specialized Garments @ Varina Library
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Determining what one’s options are post mastectomy can be extremely confusing when you factor in insurance coverage. Join CancerLINC and Leigh Thurston, Certified Mastectomy Fitter and owner of Stepping Stone Women’s Center to learn about the unique issues patient’s face and what they can do when trying to decide on post mastectomy supplies.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Triage Cancer: Stress–What it is and What to Do About it
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register here.

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.

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Update on CAR-T Cell Therapy for People Living with Lymphoma
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Overview of CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Understanding CARs – Chimeric Antigen Receptors
  • When to Consider CAR-T Cell Therapy as a Treatment Option for Lymphoma
  • Clinical Trials for CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Discussion of CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Managing Potential Treatment Side Effects
  • Specific Examples of How CAR-T Cell Therapy May Contribute to Your Lymphoma Treatment Choices
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • The Benefits of CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Follow-Up Care: What to Expect
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Nov
20
Tue
2018
What’s New in the Treatment of Lung Cancer
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Lung Cancer, including Standard of Care
  • The Role of Chemotherapy, Radiation Oncology & Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • Role of Precision Medicine in Informing Treatment Options
  • How Clinical Trials Contribute to Treatment Choices
  • Managing Side Effects & Pain
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality of Life Concerns
  • Nutritional Concerns & Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Nov
27
Tue
2018
For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Caring for the Person with Lung Cancer
  • Helping Manage Your Loved One’s Treatment
  • The Role of Caregivers in Adherence
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions
  • Coping with the Stress of Caregiving;
  • Self-Care Tips
  • Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Nov
28
Wed
2018
Update on Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Nov 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join David J. Straus, MD, and Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW for an Updat on Marginal Zone Lymphoma.  Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Julia Rowland, PhD, FAPOS, Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Stewart B. Fleishman, MD, and Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW for Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship.  Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

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