Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Register Today! Upcoming Ask the Expert: How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm EST

Upcoming Ask the Expert:
How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor

Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm EST

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center invites you to join us for an upcoming Ask the Expert on How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor. Survivors' cancer experiences give them unique expertise that is crucial to strengthening research and improving patient-centered care. Survivors can improve patient-centered research by sharing their insights in a number of capacities, for example, by reviewing research proposals, advocating for research funding and participating on the research team. Yet, understanding the research process and learning how to get involved can be daunting. Join us for a lively discussion with an exciting panel of survivor/research contributors to hear about their experiences getting involved in research and learn how you can get involved, too!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the valuable role patients and advocates can play in influencing research from the initial development of the research question to translation into clinical practice
  • Learn the importance of being an informed consumer of medical care and developing "critical health literacy"
  • Discuss steps that cancer survivors can follow to identify research advocacy opportunities
  • Describe the value of incorporating the patient voice into the research process


Debra L. Madden, MA is a two-time cancer survivor who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma as a young adult and with breast cancer nearly 20 years later. She is an active cancer research advocate who is a member of numerous cancer support and research organizations.

Cindy Cisneros, MPA, currently serves as Vice President of Education Programs for the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a non-profit, non-partisan business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and seasoned solutions to our nation's most critical issues. Ms. Cisneros is also a cancer survivor advocate.

Sara Chang, serves as the director of policy and advocacy at Research!America. In her role, Ms. Chang develops and executes policy and advocacy strategies to increase public and policymaker awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research.

The George Washington University Cancer Center
2600 Virginia Ave NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 994-2449 | gwci@gwu.edu | http://cancercenter.gwu.edu/

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wine and Cheese Fundraiser



Join us on Tuesday February 7th

for our

Italian Flair Wine & Cheese Tasting

Start Time 6:15 – 7:30 PM

End Time 10:00 PM

$35 per person will provide you with a tasting of 6 wines, assorted cheeses, spreads, baguette, and chocolates!

The first 20 guests will receive a gift

There will also be several auction items to bid on

Stop by Downtown Wine & Cheese to preview beginning February 4th

Proceeds to Survivors for Research, Inc. A 501(c) 3 non-profit raising funds for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research.

113 N Main St. Gainesville, FL           



Volunteers Needed

The American Cancer Society is very much in need of breast cancer survivors who are willing to spend just a little time to be trained--- from home--- as 

ACS Reach to Recovery volunteers.  Both women and men are needed to help.


Once trained, the volunteers are matched with patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer, who are undergoing or about to undergo a similar treatment plan. 


Please "pay it forward" by helping to fulfill this great need.  Only those of us who  have walked in their shoes can appreciate what new patients are experiencing, and be available to lend an ear.


Requests for patient phone visits are sent via email as ACS receives them.

If you are available to respond to the request, the patient's contact information is then sent to you.   If you are not available, no need to respond.  There is no obligation to respond to every request. 


Please see the attached flier, then call 1-800-2272345 for more information on the Reach to Recovery program.


Help us out by forwarding this to any of your family members, friends, co-workers, friends of co-workers, your patients --- any breast cancer survivor who has been out of active treatment for at least a year.


The reward for being involved in this program is knowing you have helped someone get through the difficult journey through which you have already traveled, with the help of your own family and friends.


Another, or alternate, way you can help is by signing up for the Road to Recovery program.  Many patients are unable to drive themselves, and/or have no other driver, and desperately need transportation to their treatments.  As a Road volunteer, you would help these patients get to their appointments, but, again, there is no obligation to fulfill every request.  Call 1-800-2272345 for more information on volunteering, or to sign up someone you know. 

Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

North Central Florida Cancer Collaborative Meeting TODAY after today's Lunch and Learn

Please Join Us!

The meeting information is posted on WellFlorida's facebook page;  please share! 

Also, see the blog post…it has a pdf of the flyer to download: http://wellflorida.org/blog/lunch-and-learn-about-advances-in-breast-cancer/


From noon to 1 this Wednesday, December 14th, Dr. Karen Daily will speak at Cancer Connections about

"Advances in Breast Cancer: a Review and an Update."


 This "Lunch and Learn" event is being held in collaboration with the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), through a Florida Breast Cancer Foundation grant.

The grant is providing a healthful lunch, and 1 free CEU to those eligible.  For more information about the CEUs, please contact Myesha Ponder, WellFlorida associate planner, at 352-313-6500 x 134.


Dr. Daily's presentation will begin at 12:10, so please arrive at HealthStreet no later than 12 noon.