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2nd Annual Stay Alert, Stay Alive: Breast Health Summit

R.E.D. Alliance
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Apr 14 8:00AM - 3:15PM

About the Summit

The Stay Alert, Stay Alive Breast Health Summit is the annual signature education and outreach event for the R.E.D. Alliance, in furtherance of our mission to reduce breast cancer deaths among African American women in Indianapolis. The Summit offers free educational workshops for community members and health providers and a free Health & Wellness Expo.


Luncheon Keynote Presentation at NOON

onHENRIETTA LACKSgiven by her Granddaughter & Daughter-in-law,

Jeri Lacks Whye & Shirley Lacks

Proudly Sponsored by:

The Marion County Public Health Department &

the Catherine Peachey Fund

Luncheon with special guests,Jeri Lacks Whye & Shirley Lacks,the granddaughter and daughter-in-law of Henrietta Lacks, the African American woman who has been called the most important woman in medical history. The book and HBO movie,the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, tells the story of her cells, taken during a biopsy for cervical cancer in 1951. Those cells became the first immortal human cell linethe cells reproduce infinitely in a lab. Henrietta Lacks cell line revolutionized modern medicine andhas led to some of the most important medical advances of all time, including the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, cloning and gene mapping.

Facilitator - Dr. Richard Zellars, radiation oncologist and medical researcher, Indiana University School of Medicine



Summit Check-In

8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Welcome & Purpose

9:00 A.M. - 9:25 A.M.

FREE Workshops for Community Members

9:30 A.M. - NOON

1. Breast Cancer Risk Factors, Screening Options and Understanding Screening Results

  • Dr. Monet Bowling, Breast Surgeon, Hendricks Regional Health

2. Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs that Impact Health Choices

  • Nadia Miller, Author and Health Advocate

3. F.E.A.R. Not: Creating Peace to Combat Your Stress and Fears

  • NaKaisha Tolbert-Banks,Licensed Therapist, Duo EmpowerMEnt Service

FREE Workshops for Health Providers

9:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

1. Breast Risk Assessment, Screening/Diagnostic Options, Genomics and Targeted Therapies

  • Dr. Tarah Ballinger,Hematology/Oncology Specialist, IU Simon Cancer Center

2. Communications Between Primary Care Doctors, Breast Specialists,Treatment Teams & Patients


9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. & 2:15 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

1. Free Mammograms

  • 9:00 A.M. - NOON ONLY

  • Pre-registration REQUIRED!Call317-639-5645, ext 202by Thursday, March 29, 2018

2.Fit & Fabulous

  • Fitness, haircare, skincare, nailcare, make-up, breast prosthesis help and resources

3. Gods Pharmacy

  • Free market fresh fruits & vegetables, recipes and healthy eating tips and information

4. Link to Lacks Legacy

  • Clinical trial & research study opportunities

5. Body Mass Index Screenings

6. Personal Breast Cancer Risk Assessments

7. Black Family Reunion Health History Toolkits

8. Genetic Counseling

Henriettta Lacks Keynote Luncheon Tickets

  • General Ticket (General Seating) - $15.00

  • VIP Table of 8 (Reserved Seating & Special Gifts) - $250.00

LuncheonCheck-In Luncheon

12:00 P.M. - 12:15 P.M. 12:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Summit Wrap-Up

3:00 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

For more information about the R.E.D. Alliance or the Summit email,redallianceindy@gmail.comor call,317.426.9384

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