Memorial Cancer Institute hosts Wellness and Empowerment Forum

Memorial Cancer Institute hosts Wellness and Empowerment Forum

Memorial Cancer Institute hosts Wellness and Empowerment ForumAward winning television journalist, best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will join Memorial Healthcare System physicians on Thursday, April 20 for a free lecture hosted by Memorial Cancer Institute during its First Annual Wellness and Empowerment Forum. The event, sponsored by the Dr. Thomas and Joan Rodenberg Lecture Series of Memorial Foundation will also feature a $100-a-seat VIP reception with Lunden. All proceeds will benefit the Pink Angels Memorial Foundation.

The evening’s theme, Strategies for Success: Women’s Path to Power and Reinvention, will address various topics led by Lunden, Ashwin Mehta, MD, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine and Heather R. Wright, MD, Medical Director for the Division of Breast Surgical Oncology at Memorial Healthcare System’s Memorial Cancer Institute. Topics include lessons learned from patients – breast cancer care from a breast surgeon’s perspective and “How Integrative Medicine Empowers Women.”

The event will take place at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club, 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hollywood, FL 33021. Registration starts at 5 p.m. and the free lecture begins at 5:45 p.m. The VIP reception starts at 6:45 p.m. and includes, photos with Joan Lunden, a Q&A session and, a cooking demonstration by Chef Michelle Bernstein, as well as special giveaways, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Reservations are required to attend both the free lecture series and the paid VIP reception which has limited seating. There will be complimentary refreshments and valet parking. To RSVP for the free lecture, call Rachel Olensky at 954-265-3442 or email To register and pay for the VIP reception, log on to

Lunden is best known for her role as co-host on Good Morning America where she brought insight to the day’s top stories. During her tenure, she reported from 26 countries and covered a variety of areas including politics, sports, lifestyle and health. In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. She blogged throughout her cancer treatment and documented her battle, reflected on her life and career. Lunden will share her personal battle with breast cancer, how she struggled to balance work, family, and her own health.

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