Saturday, January 6, 2007

Program Recap of Sister Will You Help Me

On January 4, 2007, the members of Pi Mu Omega, under the direction of Trina Gipson-Jones, RN, PhD, collaborated with the Cancer Institute of NJ at Cooper Hospital, and the Rancocas Valley Chapter of the Links, Inc. to launch the Burlington County Chapter of Sister Will You Help Me, a breast cancer support group for women of color and faith. This program proved to Encourage Cancer Screening to the Public. Below are some pictures from the event.

The program is the brain child of Diane Hyman, BSN, RN of Cooper Hospital.

The attendance was about 70 people including members of the sponsoring organizations, breast cancer survivors, and guests.

Robert Somer, MD - Keynote Speaker
Cooper Hospital, Breast Cancer Specialist
He discussed the different types of breast cancer, treatment options, survival rates and how cancer affects minorities. Cancer screening was also encouraged to improve survival rates.

From Left to Right:
Altona Payne, Links, Inc. President,
Gloria Dickinson, PhD, International Regional Director, AKA
Diane Hyman, RN, BSN, Cooper Hospital
Dr. Generosa Grana, Cooper Hospital
Evelyn Sample-Oates, North Atlantic Regional Director, AKA
Shirley Jones, President, Pi Mu Omega, AKA

For the months of February to May the support group will meet at:

Alpha Baptist Church
15 Rose Street
Willingboro, NJ 08046
(609) 877-6500
at 6 PM

The remaining meetings for the duration of this program the program will meet at:
Willingboro Public Library
220 Willingboro Pkwy (off Route 130 North)
Willingboro, NJ 08046
(609) 877-6668

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