Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Please spread the word - Silver Linings on September 17th!

By now you must have become acquainted with my Mum and her battle with Breast Cancer. I've made it a point to talk about it here in my blog since it has been one of my advocacies (breastfeeding is the other) and I'm hoping to help raise awareness among women out there. After Mum completed her chemo cycle of six sessions, she is back to her old self - almost sans her right breast which was removed through mastectomy. I even envy her Halle Berry do and wished I can cut my tresses that short.

Image from ICanServe Foundation website
So I never passed on the opportunity to register for the "Silver Linings" to be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 8:00 in the morning til 5:00 in the afternoon at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. This uber important forum and homecoming for cancer survivors, their family, friends, medical communtiy and even the general public is staged by the ICanServe Foundation and co-presented by Evolife. Held every three years, it aims to educate and provide support to breast cancer survivors.

Topics for the forum are as follows:
  • Breast Cancer 101 - Dr. Mark Kho
  • Beyond Five Years - Dr. Francis Lopez
  • Managing Side Effects of Cancer Treatments - Dr. Rudy Pagcatipunan and Dr. Rachel del Rosario
  • Breaking the News - Dr. Karen dela Cruz
  • Living with a Recurrence - Dr. Dennis Tudtud
  • Role of Family and Friends - Bobbit Suntay
  • Eating During and After Treatments - Dr. Romulo de Villa
  • Staying Fit through Exercise - Tina Aboitiz Juan
  • Look Good and Feel Good - Patty Betita
  • Grief - Cathy Babao
  • Healthy Diet - Nadine Tengco
Karen Davila, Maritoni Fernandez, Bibeth Orteza, Melissa De Leon, Patty Betita and Twink Macaraig have confirmed their participation to this year's Silver Linings. Bituin Escalante, Chad Borja and Sinagtala Dance Company will also provide musical numbers during the day. Our very own  Mayor Inday will give the opening remarks.

Registration fee is P100 to include all meals and access to a free breast clinic. First come, first serve. For pre-registration, fill out the online form at https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/hotbox.ph/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dHJfXzVFRHltWTgxYXM4dWpIeVlvYWc6MQ#gid=0 or get registration forms from Davao City at the Grand Regal Hotel front desk, Spirale at the Damosa Business Center in Lanang, Buona Terra Deli and Creperie at F. Torres, Blugre Coffee at Landco, SM City and MTS (I registered my aunt last Sunday and it was still open). Silver Linings is in cooperation with Davao partners: Smiles, Living Hope, Amuma, the Davao Associations for Cancer Awareness Inc. and the Department of Surgery of Davao Doctors Hospital.

For inquiries: +632.636 5578 (Manila), +6382 221 4667 (Davao) or write silverlinings@icanservefoundation.org Silver Linings is made possible by Evolife, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Astra Zeneca, C-Network, Innovitelle, Pagcor, GSIS, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, Blugre Coffee and Ristorante Spirale.

Please pass the word! See you there!

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