YWCA TO HOST FREE WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT SERIES

3-Part Series Featuring Top Medical Experts and Industry Professionals

Worcester, MA –– YWCA Central Massachusetts invites women of all ages to join their free Cancer Survivor Series this winter. The series will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the non-profit’s downtown, Salem Square, facility.

The three-part series will give the community access to top medical experts and industry professionals; each dedicated to empowering women recovering from cancer through various health and wellness avenues.

“Knowledge of our bodies and our resources make us the best self-advocates as we strive for good health,” stated YWCA Women’s Health Specialist, Alfee Westgroves.

To complement the YWCA’s year-round cancer support programs, the series will allow cancer patients, survivors, and their family and friends to gain the skills necessary to cope with and thrive during and after treatment.

Schedule of Events:

  •  Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – From Body Dysphoria, Back to YOUR Body: Mary Walsh-Aframe, Founder of The Women’s Image Center, will discuss body image, the effects of cancer treatment, and how to reimagine your body.
  •  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Lifestyle Tips for Wellness: During and After Cancer Treatment: St. Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center’s Oncology Social Worker, Donna LaCerte-Blais, and Oncology Nutritionist, Lisa Gibbs, will discuss how nutrition and a strong mind-body connection can support how you feel and heal.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020- How T-cells help fight C-cells: Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Jonathan Fang, will lend his expertise in complementary medicine. His approach to health incorporates knowledge of the nature of disease, energy balancing, physical exercise, and the promotion of holistic well-being.

Complimentary childcare will be available to those in need. Participants must register their Child(ren) in advance by contacting Alfee Westgroves by phone at 508-767-2505 ext. 3022 or via email womenshealth@ywcacm.org.

To learn more about the YWCA’s cancer support, prevention, and education programs please visit https://ywcacm.org/health-wellness/womens-health/

YWCA Central Massachusetts is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen our community. YWCA Central Massachusetts is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to: www.ywcacm.org and www.ywca.org.

Sophie Cannon
Marketing & Resource Development Associate
E scannon@ywcacm.org