BCAK has released the Summer 2017 edition of its TODAY newsletter. In addition to the normal updates of ongoing activities, this issue contains articles on recent and upcoming events – BCAK’s Walk for Awareness, Education Evening and “Share the Care” Golf Tournament. You will also find articles on Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s “Thriving Together” conference, a new drug for metastatic breast
New Logo Released in Conjunction with 24th Annual Walk For Awareness In Conjunction with our 24th Annual Walk For Awareness, we are introducing our new logo. Our original logo was created 23 years ago when BCAK was first registered as a charitable organization. The new logo incorporates a stylized version of the traditional pink breast cancer ribbon with black teardrop,
How to Make a Slider for Donning a Compression Sleeve By Leda Raptis Compression therapy is central to lymphedema management at present. However, putting a compression garment on can be difficult. This may lead to poor adherence to treatment, which is likely to negate any benefit achieved via months of laborious bandaging. A solution to this difficulty is a slider.
Tai Chi Demonstration BCAK is considering adding Tai Chi classes to its list of exercise programs for breast cancer survivors if there is sufficient interest. To familiarize members with this exercise form, BCAK has arranged for Denis Dong and some of his fellow Tai Chi practitioners to provide a demonstration: on Saturday, June 3 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the
Cook For Your Life is an organization founded by cancer survivor, Ann Ogden. CFYL’s mission is to teach healthy cooking to people touched by cancer. It turns nutrition guidelines into practical, easy recipes that are designed specifically for the different stages of treatment, and to promote healthy survivorship. CFYL is not about food as medicine, nor food to cure. It’s
Last night (May 1 2017) SEO held its 2nd annual Wedding Awards Gala and for the second year, BCAK will benefit from the proceeds of the event. Our Vice President, Elizabeth Johnston, was invited to tell the audience about BCAK and the work we do. The evening was hosted by Monica Lapajne of Fresh Radio 104.3 and featured a
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit organization,is having a live web stream about Genomic Testing on Monday 8 May from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Genomic testing is a rapidly growing area of research with potential new directions for breast cancer treatment. Genomic tests look at the level of activity of the genes in the tumor itself to determine
OUR MISSION We are a local, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of persons affected by breast cancer. Our Commitments Support To provide support for patients, survivors and their families as they cope emotionally and physically with breast cancer. Education To provide education to women, men, the public and physicians about the importance of breast self-examination and