We hope you will mark your calendar for PINK WEEK 2021 and the PINK LOUNGE Dinner and consider showing your support as a sponsor for this mission driven event. Together as a community, we will help raise awareness and essential funds for the BCRC and the work it does to positively impact the lives of individuals facing breast cancer.
PINK WEEK 2021 will coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, an annual campaign to bring awareness about the disease. On Tuesday, October 5- Thursday, October 7, the BCRC will host PINK WEEK, as series of educational webinars and the PINK LOUNGE Dinner on Friday, October 1. Reservations for dinner start at $2,500 with limited seating available. For more information, to make a reservation, or to become a sponsor please visit PINK WEEK 2021 and PINK LOUNGE Dinner on the BCRC website.
Below is the schedule with educational/awareness programming for PINK WEEK 2021:
PINK LOUNGE DINNER
Friday, October 1, 2021
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10:00 AM PT
The Future of Breast Cancer Care
Dr. Daniel Greenwald
Daniel Greenwald, MD., oncologist with UCLA Health in Santa Barbara, is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He will speak about the future of breast cancer treatment: immunotherapy, molecular/genomic sequencing of tumor tissue to help identify treatments that may work best for each patient.
2:00 PM PT
Sexuality and Intimacy
Dr. Julie Taguchi
Breast cancer can impact one’s intimacy and sexual life during and after cancer treatment, which can influence psychosexual functioning and intimate relationship. Dr. Julie Taguchi will discuss body image, communication, and coping with physiological changes.
6:00 PM PT Replay of The Future of Breast Cancer Care followed by Sexuality and Intimacy
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
10:00 AM PT
How to Make the Best Food Choices During Cancer Treatment (Spanish)
Dr. Silvia Corral
Nutrition can be an important part of your cancer care journey and recovery. Eating a well-balanced diet during and after cancer treatment can help you feel better, maintain strength for optimum recovery.
Cómo tomar las mejores opciones alimentarias durante el tratamiento del cáncer
La nutrición puede formar una parte importante de su camino durante el tratamiento y la recuperación del cáncer. El comer una dieta bien balanceada durante y después del tratamiento del cáncer puede ayudarle a sentirse mejor, conservar la fuerza para la mejor recuperación.
2:00 PM PT
Awfulizing Cancer (Spanish)
Ana Luisa Rios
We will discuss the trigger points for ‘awfulizing’ and what it means to ‘awfulize – or make everything surrounding a cancer diagnosis more horrible, and its impact when doing so. Learn the importance of clear decision making, finding perspective and how to improve one’s outlook through learning coping skills.
Horrorizar el cáncer
Discutiremos los puntos detonantes que nos llevan a “horrorizar” y lo que significa “horrorizar, o hacer que todo lo que rodea a un diagnóstico de cáncer sea más espantoso y su impacto al hacerlo. Aprenda la importancia de una toma de decisiones clara, descubrir la perspectiva y cómo mejorar el panorama propio a través de aprender habilidades para sobrellevar situaciones.
6:00 PM PT Replay of How to Make the Best Food Choices During Cancer Treatment followed by Awfulizing Cancer
Thursday, October 7, 2021
10:00 PM PT
Innovations in Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS
Dr. Yegiyants, is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and has helped hundreds of women who have had a mastectomy feel whole again and comfortable with their bodies. As a leader in breast reconstructive surgery in our region, Dr Yegiyants will discuss the latest Innovations in reconstructive breast surgery.
2:00 PM PT
Women’s Rights in Medicine and Options in Fertility Preservation
Melissa Drake, MD OB/GYN and Daniel F Rychlik MD, FACOG
6:00 PM PT Replay of Innovations in Reconstructive Breast Surgery followed by Women’s Rights in Medicine and Options in Fertility Preservation