Rhode Island Monthly Breast Health 2011 : Page 6

SP ECIAL AD VER TISIN G SE CTI O N A Diffi cult Conversation Join us for our 5th Annual continued from page 104 Women’s Wellness Day! Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quidnessett Country Club North Kingstown cancer. Bear in mind that most kids want to help mom and dad when they are sick. “Let kids be the boss of their contributions,” Storey suggests. It will give them a sense that they are helping you get better. Although it will be impossible on some days, try to maintain as normal a routine as possible. On the good days, a simple outing to a park or gathering around the table to play a board game can be memories from breast cancer that kids will want to remember, and they don’t cost anything. A Diffi cult Conversation continued on page 110 » K EYNOTE S PEAKERS : M ARY F LYNN AND N ANCY V ERDE B ARR Treat yourself to a day of fun and learning: > Presentations on a wide range of women’s health issues > Cooking demonstra-tion and book signing by Mary Flynn and Nancy Verde Barr > A fabulous lunch > Free mini-reflexology sessions > Shopping at more than a dozen artisan boutiques > Lots more! Co-authors of The Pink Ribbon Diet: A Revolutionary New Weight Loss Plan to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk, praised on Good Morning America, National Public Radio, Oprah Radio, the Dr. Oz Show, and many others. Mary is an assistant professor at Brown Medical School and a research dietician at The Miriam Hospital. Nancy is the author of six books and, for 18 years, worked with Julia Child as executive chef for her television show. Attendance by reservation only – will sell out fast! $40 per person. Includes morning coffee, lunch, and all presentations For a complete list of presentations and to register, visit www.schospital.com or call 401 788-1273 or 401 788-1647. Register by October 19th. The Hope Bus Good news travels fast. In an eff ort to extend its programs to peo-ple living with cancer, the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation cre-ated the Hope Bus. This residential-style recreational vehicle (RV) made its debut at the Rhode Island Business Expo this past spring. It travels to hospitals, community centers, senior centers, schools and events to provide programs and services to people living with breast cancer. The Hope Bus also travels to businesses to promote breast cancer awareness and provide breast health education to employees. No matter where the Hope Bus ends up, visitors have the opportunity to speak with a Gloria Gemma team member one-on-one. The Hope Bus Outreach Program is a free service of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, and any organization or business that would like to have the Hope Bus visit their facility should contact the Foundation directly. The Hope Bus is in high demand, and scheduling should be done well in advance. In its first three months on the road, the Hope Bus traveled to more than half the towns in Rhode Island and helped nearly a thousand people. Maureen DiPiero, the com-munity outreach coordinator, said, “People who come on the bus and are dealing with the chaos of cancer leave with a sense of hope. That tells me that the Hope Bus is achieving its purpose.” Centered on you. ™ 106 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l OCTOBER 2011

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