11th Annual Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness 5/12/12

11th annual Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness
Saturday, May 12, 7:30am – 3:30pm
Intercontinental Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL

Registration at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami starts at 7:30 a.m. and events run until 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $60, or $70 after April 12. Donations are tax deductible and CEU credits are available. For more information, visit www.dayofcaringsfl.org or call 786-222-7306.

11th annual Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness, a locally organized day-long event designed to educate, empower and give hope to those affected by breast cancer.

Each year the South Florida community gathers to celebrate the lives of women battling breast cancer. Medical professionals will host morning seminars on survivor stress management, reconstructive surgery, preventive nutrition, and alternative treatments, as well as a discussion on the psychological after-effects of breast cancer. The guest speaker will be Dee Dee Ricks, founder of RICKS/ Consulting Group, Inc. and a breast cancer survivor.

A gourmet lunch will be served followed by an exciting fashion show. However, the models in this fashion show will not be typical runway models – these models, both men and women, are survivors of breast cancer.

“Our goal is to have women recognize that beauty and life can continue after cancer,” said Ann Kinstler, chairperson. “We want people to leave knowing that they can and will battle through it.”

Enjoy a silent auction with such items as a $5,000 wedding dress, airline tickets and restaurant certificates available. Sponsors of this year’s Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness include Advanced Medical Specialties, Baptist Health South Florida and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

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