Candid Cancer Conversations: Genetics & Cancer – Essential Info
August 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join us in-person at the Junior League of Birmingham or online via Zoom for this important cancer conversation on genetics and cancer.
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.
8/12/2022: Genetics and Cancer – Essential Information
Many cancers, like breast, ovarian, and prostate, have been connected to genetics. What do you need to know about your family history, genetic testing, and what to consider if you test positive for a genetic predisposition for cancer? Our panel of experts weigh in, followed by open discussion and questions from the audience.
- Aundriano Capers is a High Risk Counselor who works with patients who, because of family history, are at high risk for hereditary cancer at Ascension St. Vincent’s Bruno Cancer Center.
- Jennifer Kramer is a real estate agent with LAH. After watching friends and family fight cancer, she discovered she was BRCA gene positive. Through the help of her gynecologist, her “previvor” journey began.
- Julie Whatley is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the High Risk Breast Cancer Center at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
- Ruby Fenton is a Social Impact Specialist at Wells Fargo Bank. In 2008, she discovered she was BRCA gene positive and made the decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy and hysterectomy.
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.
As always, if you have any questions, need resources, or a listening ear, please feel free to communicate with us via the Forge Facebook page, by emailing [email protected], or by calling us at 1-800-811-8925. By registering to attend programs with Forge, you agree to receive further correspondence from us, such as program emails and event reminders.