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Community Meetings Inspiring Wellness: Eating Right, Moving Right

When:   Thursday, September 15, 2011
4:30-7:00 p.m.

Where:   Albert Einstein Medical Center, Gouley Auditorium
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Register for this program for African-American women and families affected by breast cancer.

Download a flyer.

What we eat and how we exercise can affect our overall well-being and risk for a recurrence of breast cancer, but figuring everything out can be tricky. This program for African-Americans will help you make healthier, low-cost diet choices and incorporate fun and safe exercises into your daily life during and after breast cancer treatment.

Our speakers are 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.

At this event, you will also meet other women affected by breast cancer, enjoy a light meal and learn about resources in your community at our exhibit tables. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. for a complimentary light dinner. The program will begin at 5:00 p.m. Make sure you enter to win a raffle prize and take home a gift bag that will help you start eating and moving right!

About the Program

This event is part of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Project Connect, a community outreach program providing education and support to women of color affected by breast cancer. This program is sponsored by Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Albert Einstein Medical Center, in collaboration with Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation and Praise Is The Cure.

About Our Speakers

Lisa Breitmayer, RN, BSN, is a breast cancer patient navigator at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Ms. Breitmayer’s diagnosis of breast cancer in 2008 spurred her interest in learning about nutrition. She is a certified Food for Life cooking instructor for The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of the link between nutrition and cancer.

Miriam Rohr, DPT, CLT, is a physical therapist and a certified lymphedema therapist, working at MossRehab. Ms. Rohr specializes in helping women with breast cancer to maximize function and minimize pain.

Location and Registration Information

This program is free. Register online by September 13 or by calling (610) 645-4567. Walk-in registration is welcome.

Albert Einstein Medical Center’s Gouley Auditorium is located at 5501 Old York Road in Philadelphia. It is easy to reach by car or public transportation. SEPTA bus routes 6, 8, 18, 22, 26, 55, “C,” “L” and the Broad Street Subway (Orange) Line travel to the Broad Street and Olney Avenue terminal—one block from Albert Einstein Medical Center. Free on-site parking is available in Korman Parking Garage.