For Immediate Release
Contact: Stacia Weaver
P: (484) 708-1802
Haverford, PA – Aug. 26, 2011: Living Beyond Breast Cancer ® (LBBC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and support services to empower all women affected by the disease, is partnering with the Albert Einstein Medical Center, the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation and Praise is the Cure for a program dedicated to African-American women who are seeking to learn more about being proactive in the specific areas of healthy eating and exercise.
Most women will admit that after being diagnosed with breast cancer, taking heed to a healthy diet and physical exercise become difficult commitments to uphold. Inspiring Wellness: Eating Right, Moving Right, which takes place on Thursday, Sept. 15, will feature Lisa Breitmayer, RN, BSN, who will talk about nutrition for cancer prevention and survival and Miriam Rohr, DPT, CLT, who will discuss empowerment through exercise.
The program, to take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Albert Einstein Medical Center, is geared to help African-American women make informed decisions about the best ways to eat more nutritious foods and stay committed to exercise as effective ways to improve overall well-being and curb the risk for a recurrence of breast cancer.
“Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusing information that relates to the ability to stay healthy after a breast cancer diagnosis. However, the LBBC staff and the staff at the other sponsoring organizations have worked strategically to provide a quality workshop that will get your questions answered. No woman should be in a place where the idea of maintaining her health leaves her confused,” says Arin Ahlum Hanson, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC).
Both speakers will identify the concerns that relate to cost and misinformation. Both issues can be a barrier for many women trying to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Breitmayer and Rohr will offer tips that will encourage African-American women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to make healthier, low-cost diet choices and incorporate fun and safe exercises into their daily lives during and after breast cancer treatment.
If you’re interested in registering for Inspiring Wellness: Eating Right, Moving Right, please call (610) 645-4567 or visit lbbc.org. Participants will also be able to interact with exhibitors who will feature products that reflect healthy living, social service and medical assistance resources.
About Living Beyond Breast Cancer:
For twenty years, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) has been empowering women to live as long as possible with the best quality of life regardless of educational background, social support or financial means. Founded in 1991, LBBC has been committed to providing national educational programs and services that include an educational website, lbbc.org; a toll-free Survivors’ Helpline, (888) 753-LBBC (5222); national conferences; free teleconferences; networking programs; quarterly newsletters; publications for medically underserved women; healthcare-provider trainings; recordings and the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center.