DENVER, CO — On Thursday, August 29th, breast cancer survivors gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver to celebrate life at the “WellHealed” Fall fashion show and luncheon. The luncheon was open to all breast cancer survivors. More than 150 survivors and guests attended the festive event that was hosted by the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and Cancer TreatmentCenters of America® (CTCA).
The full house enjoyed an inspiring fashion show where breast cancer survivors modeled Fall’s top fashions provided by Chico’s Department Store. Denise Plante, morning host for the Murphy & Denise show on KOSI 101 was the emcee of the event.
The luncheon also featured speaker Dr.Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO, Director of Naturopathic Medicine with CTCA® at Western Regional Medical Center, who talked about the overall role of supplements and those that are commonly used for breast cancer patients as well as how hard working women can take better care of themselves. As a naturopathic physician, Dr.Birdsall is also a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. Her goal is to help to debunk the myths about naturopathic care and raise awareness of the important role naturopathic medicine plays in cancer care.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Denver Metropolitan Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grass roots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Through events like the Komen Denver Race for the Cure®, the Komen Denver Metropolitan Affiliate has invested $30 million in community breast health programs in 19 Colorado counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, ClearCreek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park,Phillips, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld, and Yuma). Seventy five percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in Colorado. The remaining funds go to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research. For more information, call 303-744-2088 or visit www.komendenver.org.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer. CTCA offers a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment and serves patients from all 50 states at facilities located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options, so they can control their treatment decisions. CTCA at the Western Region Medical Center, located in Arizona, is proud to serve patients throughoutthe state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The number of patients from Colorado who traveled to CTCA for their cancer treatment has doubled from 2009 to 2012.For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.
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