In recognition of October as International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York has partnered with New York City-based support group SHARE to host a Cancer Awareness Forum on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 7:00 PM, at the Saint Lucia House, located at 438 E 49 Street, Brooklyn, New York 11203.
A number of topics related to this insidious and pervasive disease—which affects one out of every eight women at some point in their life—will be covered, including symptoms and risk factors. The forum will also seek to dispel common myths and misconceptions, and feature testimony from breast cancer survivors. Similar information on ovarian cancer will be provided as well.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage the presenters during a Q & A segment. Materials on breast and ovarian cancer will be available, along with information on SHARE’s other educational programs, resources, and services.
SHARE is a social services organization dedicated to offering support for women facing breast and ovarian cancers. SHARE brings these women and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast and ovarian cancer, and provides participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength, and hope. SHARE’s work focuses on empowerment, education, and advocacy to bring about better health care, an improved quality of life, and, ultimately, a cure for these diseases. For more information on SHARE, please visit: http://www.sharecancersupport.org.
The Cancer Awareness Forum is just one part of the consulate’s mission to reach out to the Saint Lucian community, spreading awareness on various health issues and their impact. An important aspect of the consulate’s efforts is encouraging health screenings amongst its nationals. Saint Lucians in the New York City area, especially women, are strongly encouraged to attend this informative and empowering event.