Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), the national organization serving more than half a million people a year with trusted information and a community of support, will hold its annual conference on October 6-8, 2017 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.
By bringing together more than 500 people affected by breast cancer from across the country, as well as caregivers and medical professionals, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s “Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength” conference will offer the latest information on treatments and managing the disease’s effects while building a community of support.
The full conference weekend is being offered at a $25 fee thanks to a partnership with the Patient Advocate Foundation. It will feature a broad range of sessions highlighting the latest breast cancer research and treatment options, as well as key topics including breast reconstruction, faith and spirituality, nutrition, and caregiving. Additional activities will include Reach and Raise on Sunday, an inspiring outdoor, all-levels yoga class that builds community in support of people impacted by breast cancer, and Shimmer & Shine, a Friday night kickoff event where conference partners will offer fashion and beauty advice specific to people affected by breast cancer.
As in past years, conference attendees will find workshops focusing on their unique experiences, whether by breast cancer stage or type, including Triple Negative Breast Cancer that is estimated to impact 20 to 40 percent of African American women who develop breast cancer.
“Coming together with other people experiencing breast cancer gives you a sense of safety and community unlike any other,” said April Hines, 36, a Hear My Voice advocate with Living Beyond Breast Cancer living in the suburbs of Chattanooga, Tenn. “I am thrilled that the Annual Conference is coming to Memphis so this region can learn first hand about the incredible resources and support that this organization has to offer.”
“The conference is the focal point of our outreach to the Memphis community in 2017, but it’s not the only initiative,” Jean Sachs, CEO of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, said. “We are working with cancer centers, support organizations, houses of worship, and others to make the community aware that LBBC is a 24/7 resource that is there for them. Our vision is a world where no one affected by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone—and we are putting that vision into action by partnering with leaders in Memphis to do just that.”
Registration and more information is available at lbbc.org/2017conference and by following the Twitter handle @LivingBeyondBC.