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Candid Cancer Conversations: End of Life & Palliative Care Decisions

August 26, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Join us in-person at the Junior League of Birmingham or online on Zoom for this important conversation about end of life decisions.

About this event

Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center and the Junior League of Birmingham, this in person and virtual roundtable series tackles cancer topics that are crucial but difficult to discuss. The events start at 11:30 a.m. with free lunch provided. Panel starts at 12:00 p.m. at the Junior League of Birmingham auditorium, 2212 20th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35223.

8/26/2022: End of Life and Palliative Care Decisions

Whether we are dealing with cancer or any other disease, making end of life and palliative care decisions in advance is important. Our panel of experts will discuss what decisions need to be made, documents that need to be created, and the emotional toll these decisions can bring to patients and loved ones. There will be open discussion and questions from the audience after the panel discussion.

  • Jennifer McEwen is a corporate lawyer with Maynard, Cooper & Gale who focuses her practice on estate & trust planning, general counsel services, business planning and tax planning.
  • Dr. Rodney Tucker is the Director for the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
  • Dr. Sharon Cook is a retired psychologist living in Blount County, Ala. First diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, the cancer returned as metastatic in 2018.
  • Chinara Dosse is a Clinical Research Coordinator III at UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Center who co-authored The project ENABLE Cornerstone randomized pilot trial: Protocol for lay navigator-led early palliative care for African-American and rural advanced cancer family caregivers.

About our partner, the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB):

As one of the largest volunteer service organizations in Alabama, the Junior League of Birmingham is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLB recognizes improving health outcomes and overall well-being is fundamental to creating a vibrant community to live, learn, work, worship and play. Healthy children and adults are better able to learn and work productively.

***This event is free and requires registration***

If you are able to donate any amount to contribute to Forge’s continued efforts to support our local breast cancer community, we greatly appreciate it. Donations can be made on the Forge website: https://forgeon.org/donate

About Forge’s programs:

At Forge, the core of our mission is to offer support, knowledge, strength, and direction for Alabamians impacted by breast cancer. In an effort to continue to safeguard the health of our community and team, Forge is offering virtual learning opportunities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home, and for any in-person programs we may schedule, we will practice CDC-recommended safety measures to keep our community healthy.


Junior League of Birmingham
2212 20th Ave. South
Birmingham,AL35223United States
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