Women & Wellness
Save the date for the 20th Annual Women & Wellness Forum Series on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
Contact: Stephanie Jenks
Continuing a 20–year tradition of uniting the community through powerful and inspiring speakers while supporting research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, the Women & Wellness Forum Series is one of Richmond’s most anticipated philanthropic and educational events. On February 3, 2015, more than 600 generous community members will have the opportunity to hear a message that conveys hope and positivity to all who have faced challenges. A hallmark of Women & Wellness is the strength and uniting force that comes from making a difference the fight against cancer… a tie that binds us all.
With the historic and elegant Jefferson Hotel as the backdrop for this signature Massey event, Women & Wellness aims to energize, inspire and motivate. Guests at the exceptional breakfast and luncheon will leave ready to join Massey Cancer Center in the fight for better prevention, detection and treatment for women’s cancers.
VCU Massey Cancer Center is committed to saving and improving the lives of those affected by cancer through innovative research and compassionate care. Massey’s prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute places it in the top four percent of cancer centers nationwide, allowing its top‐caliber scientists and physicians to help lead and shape America’s cancer research efforts. Massey’s specialty is translational research—turning scientific discoveries into new treatments and ultimately delivering those treatments to patients. Funds raised through Women & Wellness provide essential support for our translational research related to breast and gynecologic cancers. Thanks to this philanthropic support, our leadership can ensure that promising research continues, uninterrupted, in order to deliver hope in the form of new prevention, detection, and treatment options to the patients who need it most. Massey serves as a crucial resource for the Commonwealth of Virginia and provides care to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay.
Who we are
More than forty women serve on the committee for the Women & Wellness Forum Series. The committee is comprised of community volunteers, business owners, and regional leaders who are invested in and dedicated to being partners with Massey in its commitment to eliminating women’s cancers. The committee works year‐round to ensure each year’s event is unique and successful. Their efforts have secured more than $2.5 million for research at Massey.
Women & Wellness attendees are passionate, educated and engaged in the community. For many, the day is a timehonored tradition, much like the sense of philanthropy that has been passed down for generations. For others, it is a gateway to becoming engaged with a cause that is important to the quality of life in our community. For all who attend, Women & Wellness is an opportunity to learn and to give back.
Through the dedication of our partners and the innovation of our research, VCU Massey Cancer Center is transforming the fight against cancer. Together we can transform lives.
Stay tuned as we announce more details for the 2015 event!