The 7th Annual African American Breast Cancer Conference, “Each One Reach One (EORO): Working Together to Make a Change” will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:00am – 3:30pm, in the Conference Center at The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison Street in downtown Oakland, across from Lake Merritt. The event is designed to help raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection in African American communities. Each year, the conference continues to reach a growing number of people from lower income and underserved communities who typically do not have access to quality breast health/cancer information and resources. The intended audience is cancer patients/survivors, family members, caregivers, friends, community advocates, health care professionals/providers, and the general public. African American women of all ages and health status are encouraged to attend.
Keynote speaker is Breast Cancer Survivor and retired 7-year Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) veteran, Edna Campbell. Campbell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, and despite her diagnosis returned to basketball for the Sacramento Monarch’s last game of their 2002 season. Her public bout with breast cancer was not only courageous, but very inspiring to many who followed her tremendous basketball career. Since then, Campbell has completed her nursing degree and continues to inspire women everywhere with the story of her life during and after breast cancer. Additional conference highlights include a discussion on breast cancer risk factors, prevention, early detection, nutrition, physical activity, young women and breast cancer (i.e. triple negative, inflammatory, and advanced metastatic breast cancer), treatment options, men and breast cancer, emotional/psychological health, and survivorship.
Registration fee is $20 per person and includes general seating, breakfast and lunch, conference materials/tote bag, musical entertainment, access to health resources, networking opportunities, and raffle prizes. Early registration is encouraged; seating is limited. Scholarships are available to support attendance by those experiencing financial hardship by advance request. The registration deadline is May 2, 2011. For more information, contact Pamela Ratliff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1.888.315.5988 (select option 5). For convenient and secure online registration or to download a registration form and mail in your payment, visit www.cpic.org/EORO.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for health professionals (RN and MFT/LCSW) are being offered for an additional fee of $35. Health professionals who provide cancer-related services are encouraged to attend.
Funding for this conference is made possible by the Stanford Cancer Center and in part by the Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health.