GET FIT! A Reminder For Regular Breast Checks, From the Belles Who Brunch!By Jill Goldsberry | October 25, 2016 | Get Fit
Jill Goldsberry brunches to bring about breast cancer awareness!
After experiencing many family members go through cancer in various forms, it became apparent this is a disease that this DivaGal must champion for a cure.
This year I attended the 2nd annual Handbags of Hope Belles in Pink Brunch benefitting “triple negative breast cancer” foundations, which was held at the Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City. The day consisted of an incredible panel of speakers including Dr Garret Wirth, Plastic Surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction; Dr. Julia DiGioia, Chief of Surgical Oncologist at the Christi Kerr Woman’s Center; Amber Marchese, two-time breast cancer survivor and star of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp; and Anita Kopacz, Editor-in-Chief 0f Heart and Soul Magazine.
The panel members spoke on the importance of early detection and the difference between breast cancer and triple negative breast cancer which many women do not know affects younger women in their twenties and thirties. They also spoke on reconstruction options and the importance of meditation. The belles in attendance left with some valuable information and fantastic gifts from the HHEX raffle and silent auction.
Here are a few important messages to take away from the event:
- Breast cancer has no discrimination. It affects women of all races, ages and even men.
- You are never to young for a mammogram. If you feel something strange get it checked out. Amber was just 30 when she was diagnosed.
- Should you have breast cancer, make sure you have a good support system and use mediation as a tool to remain positive.