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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Breast Cancer Survivors Invited to Celebration

PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON, N.J. – Breast cancer survivors are invited to a unique celebration of life at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The Survivor Celebration will feature a keynote presentation by author, life strategist and motivational speaker Diana Perez, along with break-out sessions, lunch, music by Sue Polcer and interactive exhibits. Martin Kessler, Sussex County Community College Culinary Institute, will give a cooking demonstration. A question-and-answer session will be facilitated by medical oncologist Dr. May Abdo-Matkiwsky and a panel of medical experts. Raffles and other prizes will be awarded throughout the event.  Numerous vendors will be available to offer tips on health, wellness, fashion and exercise. The free celebration is open to breast cancer survivors. Interested participants must call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 to register.

“We are delighted to gather to applaud the lives of these remarkable breast cancer survivors,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. “This celebration teaches women how to maintain their well-being, gives them the opportunity to get the latest facts about breast cancer, and most importantly, invites them to relax and have some fun. We are grateful to all the individuals and organizations who have agreed to join in this special celebration of life.”

Additional breakout sessions will feature master certified life coach, Laura Ferri, and Alina Hedaya, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Therapy dogs will be in attendance under the watchful eye of handler Jackie Wagner.

In addition to Project Self-Sufficiency, attendees will be invited to peruse exhibits from Idiomatic Wellness, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/ReVital Cancer Rehab Program, La Roche Posay, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Skin CareNewton Medical CenterNJCEEDRegional Cancer Care Associates, Sparta Cancer Center and the Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing.