Breast Cancer Symposium Set For OC Sept. 18

Ocean City — Susan G. Komen Maryland® will host the 4th Annual Breast Health and Wellness: The Power of Prevention Symposium on Sept. 18, from 5-8 p.m. in Ocean City. This free event is open to the public and will take place at The Carousel Hotel on 118th Street.

The symposium will help educate participants about breast health, including how to best support survivors, co-survivors and caregivers affected by breast cancer. The event will feature two guest speakers, Dr. Susan Forlifer, Breast Specialist, and David Mercier, M.S. L.Ac, Acupuncturist, who will both provide a lecture on breast care, wellness and prevention. Exhibitors representing local hospitals and community organizations will be available to provide information about screening, treatment and support resources. The program includes inspiring stories from breast cancer survivors, along with a healthy buffet dinner and desert.

“Breast cancer is a disease that has touched everyone,” Robin Prothro, CEO of Komen Maryland states. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected. Our goal for the symposium is to connect those touched by breast cancer with survivors, physicians and local community resources so that they can help raise awareness within their own communities and ultimately increase early detection and save lives.”

Participants can register at and click on the Educational Symposium link under the Education Tab or call 410 938-8990 for more information. Advanced registration is required to attend the event. The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 12.

Parking is available at The Carousel Hotel.


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