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BSFO Breast Cancer Awareness Week will feature leading oncologists

Research shows that about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer — and Black women are most likely to die from the disease. Because of this, the UCOP Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) has launched its first-ever health week: Join us Oct. 25 – 29, 2021 for a variety of presentations focused on breast cancer education and awareness. All UCOP staff are invited to participate!

Schedule of events

Expert Talk: Dr. Cheryl Ewing (UCSF Health)
Monday, Oct. 25, 12 – 12:50 p.m. (PT)
Ewing will speak about breast cancer risk factors, clinical trials, and other important health topics relevant to the Black community.

Healing Meditation
Tuesday, Oct. 26 & Thursday, Oct. 28, 8:45-8:55 a.m. (PT)
These 10-minute healing meditations are designed to calm and rejuvenate participants before the workday!

Expert Presentation: Dr. Ryland Gore
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 11 – 11:30 a.m. (PT)
Dr. Gore will share her expertise in breast surgical oncology and will demonstrate the process of a breast self-examination.

“LIFE INTERRUPTED” Documentary and Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (PT)
We will screen the documentary movie, “LIFE INTERRUPTED,” featuring the empowering stories of several diverse breast cancer survivors. A discussion will follow.

Health Week Panel: Survivor Stories
Friday, Oct. 29, 2 – 3 p.m. (PT)
Four breast cancer survivors will share their unique perspectives and stories of survival. We are honored to listen and learn from each of them during this final BSFO Health Week event.

Download an event flyer (PDF). For questions about these events, please contact Claire Donnelly.

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