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Tune in for BSFO Breast Cancer-focused events this week

Dr. Ryland J. Gore — a board certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology — will present to UCOP staff on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 26.

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. The UCOP Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) has launched its first-ever health week focused on breast cancer education and awareness.

The first event, held Monday, featured Dr. Cheryl Ewing of UCSF Health. Dr. Ewing spoke about breast cancer risk factors, clinical trials, and other important health topics relevant to the Black community. Watch a recording of Dr. Ewing’s presentation. Early Tuesday morning, staff were invited to tune in to a healing meditation session featuring LeNaya Smith Crawford, The Holistic MFT.

Schedule of remaining events

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.

Healing Meditation featuring LeNaya Smith Crawford, The Holistic MFT
Thursday, Oct. 28, 8:45-8:55 a.m. (PT)
This 10-minute healing meditation is designed to calm and rejuvenate you before the workday!

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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