Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Women & Wellness

Save the date for the 20th Annual Women & Wellness Forum Series on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Contact: Stephanie Jenks

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Our Mission

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 luncheon will leave ready to join Massey Cancer Center in the fight for better prevention, detection and treatment for women’s cancers.

  • Speaker

    The 2015 committee is pleased to announce that this year’s speaker will be director, producer and actor Meg Ryan!

    Meg Ryan exhibits her versatility and natural charm in every role she plays.

    Ryan’s comedic appeal was widely recognized in her first Golden Globe-nominated performance as Sally Allbright in When Harry Met Sally, written by Nora Ephron. She went on to star in Nora Ephron’s hit romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle opposite Tom Hanks, garnering a second Golden Globe nomination. Her last collaboration with Ephron and Hanks was the romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail, which once again gained Ryan international recognition as she was awarded her third Golden Globe nomination for her role in the film.

    Acclaim has also come to Ryan for her distinctive dramatic portraits, including her role opposite Denzel Washington as the first military woman nominated for a Medal of Honor in Courage Under Fire, and her moving portrayal of an alcoholic in When a Man Loves a Woman, opposite Andy Garcia.

    A Fairfield, Connecticut native, Ryan embarked on her acting career after studying journalism at New York University. She made her motion picture debut as Candice Bergen’s daughter in Rich and Famous, and attracted the attention of moviegoers and critics alike in her 1986 performance as a fighter pilot’s wife in Top Gun.

    Marking her directorial debut, Ryan is in the process of making Ithaca, a film adaptation of William Saroyan’s classic 1943 novel “The Human Comedy.” In addition to directing, she’ll be featured in the film along with Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, and Ryan’s son Jack Quaid.

  • Lunch

    With seating at a premium, we encourage you to consider supporting this event as a sponsor to secure your spot at the luncheon. For more information about this event, visit Massey online or contact Stephanie Jenks at (804) 827-0642 or

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.

Sponsorship opportunities are available from $500 - $50,000. Please contact Stephanie Jenks ( for more information.

Stay tuned as we announce more details for the 2015 event!


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