ST. GEORGE — Featuring a number of events to raise breast cancer awareness – including a luncheon, “Mammogram Party” and an ongoing Facebook campaign paying tribute to stories of cancer – Utah Business Women is launching its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for the month of October.
This year’s theme is “The Power of Knowledge in Prevention of Breast Cancer.”
Cynthia Kimball Davis, nationally known author, cancer survivor and success coach, will be speaking at the “Annual Utah Business Women’s Luncheon” slated for Oct. 11.
Her message is one of hope, and her mission is to find “previvors” – individuals who are survivors of a predisposition to cancer but who haven’t had the disease – and subsequently save lives and impact family trees.
Davis has appeared on CNN, in People magazine, on Comcast Newsmakers and most recently on Life Time Access Health along with Angelia Jolie’s breast surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk. She is a nationally requested speaker and has presented to patients, volunteers, providers and other medical personnel, at symposiums, conferences and on Capitol Hill. Davis holds a Ph.D. in Education.
Shelly Kirk, a nurse practitioner in family medicine, will discuss recent research on breast cancer as well as the topic of how understanding your personal and familial risks of cancer can help you with your personal cancer prevention plan.
Kirk is the medical director of Red Hills Wellness Center and focuses on wellness and preventative medicine. Red Hills Wellness Center will also be sponsoring the luncheon in support of this important topic.
Utah Business Women will also be hosting a Mammogram Party Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s InstaCare located on River Road. This event will include fun activities and most of all, support, for women getting mammograms.
Women need to preregister for this event at 435-251-1777 and tell the scheduler you are with the Mammo Party. If you are over 40, have no symptoms and no insurance, please let the scheduler know as they have vouchers to help you.
- Annual Utah Business Women’s Luncheon featuring Cynthia Kimball Davis.
- Mammogram Party.
- Luncheon: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Mammogram Party: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m.
- Luncheon: Best Western Plus Abbey Inn, 1129 S. Bluff Street, St. George.
- Mammogram Party: Dixie Regional Medical Center’s Instacare, 577 S. River Road, St. George.
- Luncheon: $15
- Vouchers available for those without insurance. Pre-register by calling 435-251-1777.