Hershey to hold Community Cancer Education Summit on Nov. 13

November 02, 2010

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute will host its first Harrisburg Community Cancer Education Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13, at Zion Assembly of Harrisburg, Pa.

This inaugural summit will focus on surviving breast cancer, specifically as it relates to African-American women. The summit also is an opportunity for Cancer Institute researchers to share the results of the Breast Cancer Focus Group session held this summer. Summit participants will learn about:

-- Breast cancer myths and facts;
-- Harrisburg breast cancer survivors and their journeys;
-- Spiritual implications of survivorship;
-- The development of a Harrisburg Community Health Worker Program.

The event is designed to be fun, interactive, and educational and will include games, prizes and a panel discussion. The summit program is supported by and includes participants from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Cancer Institute, Harrisburg area churches, community groups, and breast cancer survivors. Continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included in the program.

The event is free, and registration is required by Nov. 9. To register, contact Diane Sheehan at 717-531-1050 or dsheehan@psu.edu.

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Last Updated November 04, 2010