Start the Survivor Movement

It’s time for us to start the cancer survivorship movement in Southern California.

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Event Details

DATE                 Saturday, July 28, 2018
TIME                  7:30A – 4:30P
LOCATION      Riverside Convention Center, 3637 5th Street, Riverside, CA

PARKING        Free parking at Convention Center parking lot

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What you will learn

Our goal with the SoCal Women’s Cancer Conference is simple, but bold: to create an inspiring event, which will provide quality education and hands on workshops that will motivate our female survivors to implement real and tangible life changing skills beyond diagnosis and treatment.

This one-day conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Southern California that focuses on what it means to be a woman and a cancer survivor. This event promises to offer a memorable and incredible experience for all of our participants throughout all of Southern California.

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About Riverside Community Health Foundation

Riverside Community Health Foundation (RCHF) is a long standing non-profit serving the City of Riverside and the Inland Empire. As the largest local health related non-profit, RCHF’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. We do so by building and leveraging partnerships and resources to create more meaningful programs that serve the community.

An example of such programs includes The Pink Ribbon Place – our breast cancer resource center, where we offer a safe haven for all of those who have been impacted by breast cancer. We provide services such as individual and family counseling, support groups, wigs, breast prosthesis, and diagnostic services for men and women under the age of 40 with breast health concerns – free of cost.

For more information of Riverside Community Health Foundation and its impact on our community, please visit www.rchf.org.

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Our Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers

Monique Tiffany, RN, CBCN, CB-PN-IC

Nurse Navigator & Breast Cancer Survivor

Teresa Rhyne, Esq.

Lawyer, NY Times Bestselling Author

John Link, MD

Medical Oncologist & Founder @ Breastlink

Newly Diagnosed

women in Southern California, alone.

breast cancer

uterus & cervical

Schedule of Events

7:30 am
Registration, Breakfast & Expo

Registration and check in for the event opens promptly at 7:30am. A continental breakfast will be provided including coffee, tea, and juice.

To find out more about the session topics, select the "Breakout Sessions" tab.

To find out more about the session topics, select the "Breakout Sessions" tab.

A healthy lunch will be served followed by a short break to allow you to visit all of our vendor and wellness expo booths! Wellness expo includes massages, hair and make up classes provided by Karen Allen Salon, and so much more!

To find out more about the session topics, select the "Breakout Sessions" tab.

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Physical Therapy

When someone is undergoing cancer treatment, physical therapy may not be the first healthcare field that comes to mind. Early cancer treatment is met with oncologists, radiologists, nurses and surgeons. Rightly so, as these healthcare practicioners are essential to the treatment and management of cancer. However, you should also consider the role of physical therapy in your cancer recovery. Cancer rehabilitation is a growing area in medicine due to the increase in cancer survivorship. Learn more about how physical therapy can help you deal with the after affects of cancer treatment such as cancer related fatigue (CRF), lymphedema, pain, peripheral neuropathy, etc. * Spanish Translation Available

Debbie Huskey

El taller aborda el poder de abrazar el autodominio, vivir los sueños y comprometer el amor incondicional. Con el objetivo de alcanzar y mantener el bienestar, la presentación aborda el papel de la liberación personal, el perdón, la paz personal, el escuchar y la conciencia. La sesión incluye imágenes y técnicas de meditación que cubren las prácticas de autoconocimiento para el empoderamiento y el bienestar personal.

Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D.

This presentation will help to define a simple approach to living well and hopefully take away the fear of eating. It will use evidenced based nutrition therapy, highlighting the necessary steps- diet, exercise, and weight management, in hopes to prevent cancer recurrence.

Sandra Acevedo, RD

Leading medical experts and doctors share indepth, up-to-date information about the breast cancer journey. Our panel will offer candid discussions about an individual’s experience and expectations during the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. * Spanish Translation Available

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Sense and Sensitivity: Tackling 'Chemo Skin,' Skincare after Cancer

Most people who go through treatment for cancer will go through chemotherapy. As a result of treatment skin will often become drier and more fragile than ever before. Nails may become brittle, and sometimes skin and nails may become discoloured; your skin will become more sensitised. Radiotherapy can also be very damaging and can leave skin feeling itchy, red, and dry with some swelling. In extreme cases it may even blister. When you are being subjected to strong treatment such as chemotherapy, using a gentle skincare product which is packed with natural goodness and free from any harsh artificial chemicals makes good sense. * Spanish Translation Available

Susan Goodson

The workshop addresses the power of embracing the self, living out dreams, and engaging unconditional love. Rooted in attaining and maintaining wellness, the presentation addresses the role of personal liberation, forgiveness, personal-peace, listening, and awareness. The session includes imagery and meditative techniques that cover self-awareness practices for personal empowerment and well-being.

Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D.

The effects of cancer go far beyond medical recovery from surgery and harsh treatments. When patients and providers are focused on curing cancer it's easy to lose sight of some of the other important aspects of the healing process. Many women suffer from intimacy and body image damage after cancer but don't know how to address it or who to talk to. In this session we will open up our minds and tackle those hard to ask questions. * Spanish Translation Available

Monique Tiffany, RN, CBCN, CBPN-IC

This presentation will help to define a simple approach to living well and hopefully take away the fear of eating. It will use evidenced based nutrition therapy, highlighting the necessary steps- diet, exercise, and weight management, in hopes to prevent cancer recurrence.

Sandra Acevedo, RD

Leading medical experts and doctors share indepth, up-to-date information about the gynecological cancer journey. Our panel will offer candid discussions about an individual’s experience and expectations during the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecological cancers. *Spanish Translation Available

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Taking Control: Managing the Symptoms and Side Effects of Cancer Through Pallative Medicine

People dealing with cancer often have symptoms from their disease as well as from the interventions given to treat their cancer. Common symptoms may include pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and insomnia. Without proper management of these symptoms, our patient's suffering is often increased. We'll talk about how Palliative Medicine can improve patients' quality of life and help support their family through this journey. * Spanish Translation Available

Gina Mohr, MD

Evangeline Reyes, MD

The effects of cancer go far beyond medical recovery from surgery and harsh treatments. When patients and providers are focused on curing cancer it's easy to lose sight of some of the other important aspects of the healing process. Many women suffer from intimacy and body image damage after cancer but don't know how to address it or who to talk to. In this session we will open up our minds and tackle those hard to ask questions.

Monique Tiffany, RN, CBCN, CBPN-IC

The topic will be addressing the importance of optimal eating and lifestyle choices highlighting the risk factors, prevention and treatment of cancer for hispanic women.

Sandra Acevedo, RD

* Spanish Translation Available

Wendy Ashley

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TESTIMONIALS

listen to why people think this is important

It is so important… to talk to other women who have experienced what you are going through or getting ready to experience. It really has helped me through this journey and it will do the same for you.
MONICA PRICENurse Practitioner & Breast Cancer Survivor
I have good days and bad, sometimes it feels like I am going down a rabbit hole that I will never get out of and that there is no light in sight. But then I remember that I have a family to LIVE for and a lot more fight left in me.
KARA ADAMSDiagnosed May 3, 2016
My sisters live in England and Australia… [so] finding a place where I could talk with other people about breast cancer has been invaluable. To have a place to vent… I have found an extended family out here.
ANN NILSSENBRCA1 Positive & Previvor

Empower Yourself

and register for the SoCal Women’s Cancer Conference today!

General sponsors

these awesome organizations support us

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Location

  • Riverside Convention Center
    3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA
  • admin@socalwcc.org
  • (951) 823 - 0261
  • 08:30 - 19:00