On Saturday, November 4th, Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) will host its second annual Cancer Survivor Event at the DoubleTree by Hilton (5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, Illinois). This full-day program is open to cancer patients, survivors and those who support them.
The event will feature keynote speaker Geralyn Lucas, author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy and cancer survivor. Geralyn Lucas was only 27 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Shaking the foundations of her world, she was faced with the harrowing decision of whether or not to undergo a mastectomy. She shares her incredible journey in her memoir Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy.
Having been diagnosed at an early age, Lucas thought it was important to share her story with others to help dispel the myth that breast cancer discriminates by age. Filled with courage, humor and inspirational candor, Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy details Lucas’ internal struggle and soul searching to rediscover her “inner cleavage” after losing a key female-defining characteristic and feel sexy and whole once again. Lucas’ message is not just for women who have experienced the effects of cancer.
Lucas was an editorial producer at ABC News for 20/20 before joining Lifetime Television as a producer and head of the Stop Breast Cancer for Life initiative. She lives in New York City with her husband, Tyler, and their two children.
Following the featured presentation, guests can participate in various breakout sessions on a number of valuable topics, including coping with the psychological stress of cancer and concerns about recurrence, nutrition for cancer patients, dealing with life changes post treatment and more. The event will also include lunch, an afternoon ice cream social, music and raffle. The day will conclude at 2 p.m.
This event is open to cancer patients, survivors and those who support them. Registration is required. Fee: $25. For more information and to register, go to www.lcmh.org/survivorevent.