VCU Massey Cancer Center


Women & Wellness Signature Breakfast and Luncheon

February 5, 2019

The Jefferson Hotel 101 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23220

Contact: Lisa Randolph

Tickets now available
Women and Wellness Signature Breakfast and Luncheon
Tuesday, Feb. 5

VCU Massey Cancer Center will welcome Samantha Harris as keynote speaker at the 24th Annual Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at The Jefferson Hotel. 

Harris is known as an Emmy-winning journalist, former host of Dancing with the Stars, health and nutrition advocate, and, now, author. In 2014, when Harris received a stage II invasive breast cancer diagnosis at age 40, she was inspired to begin a quest for answers about how we can all improve our overall health and prevent diseases. The resulting book, "Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life," translates comprehensive, research-backed knowledge into an easy-to-follow action plan. As a highly motivational speaker, Harris will share her story with Women & Wellness attendees, chronicling her personal journey from cancer diagnosis to optimal health.

The Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon has been the signature event of the Women & Wellness Forum Series for 24 years, raising awareness and funds for women's cancer research conducted at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Guests will have the opportunity to hear Harris' story at either a breakfast or a luncheon. Harris will sign books and autographs for a limited time after each event. 

Floral centerpieces available for purchase

Buckingham Greenery is providing beautiful flower arrangements that will serve as centerpieces for both the breakfast and luncheon. Arrangments are available to purchase online. A donation of $100 includes the flowers as well as a note of tribute for you to take home or give to your honoree after the luncheon.  

About Women & Wellness:

The Women & Wellness Forum Series was established to educate women on their healthcare options in Richmond and raise funds for VCU Massey Cancer Center. The event grew to become a beloved and much anticipated annual tradition at the Jefferson Hotel, as well as a year-long series of educational and inspirational programming. The impact of funds raised has been widespread, providing critical funding to support cutting-edge research in women's cancers.

  • Tradition Series

    Save the date for the 2019 Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon!

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at The Jefferson Hotel

    Download the print invitation here: Women & Wellness Invitation

    Breakfast Menu

    Mixed berry triffle

    Egg white & broccoli scramble on toasted marinated tempeh with carrot, zucchini and potato hash brown and salsa verde (gluten free if made without tempeh)

    Lunch Menu

    Baby kale and lentil salad, roasted carrots, watermelon radishes, rye croutons and a curry carrot vinaigrette (gluten free if made without croutons)

    Sirloin steak, cauliflower hash, asparagus and confit tomato salad, shallot jus


    Portobello mushroom, cauliflower hash, asparagus and confit tomato salad, shallot jus

    Strawberry mousse (Stockholm) glass with mini chocolate strawberry ice cream cone and pearl red crouqant (gluten free if made without ice cream cone)


    Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Lisa Randolph for more information at (804) 827-2195.

  • Impact Series

    Thirsting for knowledge and additional opportunities to support Massey, the Series has expanded to incorporate elements of edcuation and outreach to meet the demands of our most dedicated supporters. With a focus on creating a tangible change in the lives of those impacted by cancer, these hands on experiences will reflect Massey's mission to eradicate the suffering caused by cancer. 

    We invite you to learn more and join us for a series of free educational workshops on women's cancers at our Stony Point Patient Resource Library!

    Our series so far have focused on ovarian and breast cancers. Please view our events calendar for more dates and details. 

  • Influence Series

  • Celebration Series

    The funds and awareness raised in the past twenty-one years have created many advances in the area of women's cancer research at Massey. With survivors speaking passionately and positively about their Massey experience, now is the time to embrace the mission to create continued success for generations to come. A celebratory and social environment provide the perfect backdrop to toast to a cure!

    Check back for upcoming events.




  • Sponsors

    Breakfast Host: VCU Health

    Champagne Reception Sponsor: Fink's Jewelers

    Table Host: S.W. Funk Industrial Contractors, Inc.

    Book Sponsor: Karen D. Higgins--Wood, Higgins, Shore, Wealth Management Group, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

    Breakfast Coffee Bar Sponsor: Patient First

    Courage Sponsors:

    • Capital Bank
    • Hancock Daniel
    • MCV Foundation
    • TowneBank Richmond
    • Virginia Physicians for Women

    Hope Sponsors:

    • Davenport & Company
    • Faith Greenwood, Long & Foster
    • Locke & Quinn
    • Weinstein Properties

    Discovery Sponsors:

    • Connie Hom
    • Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Arthur
    • Shelly Arthur Landscape and Garden Design LLC
    • Susan Stevens Bogese
    • Dr. Michael Godin
    • Mr. & Mrs. Crawley F. Joyner III
    • Drs. Kaugars, Miller and Turner
    • Keiter
    • KPMG
    • Mary Malone
    • Missy & Jim Ryan
    • New Market
    • Shelly Arthur Landscape and Garden Design, LLC
    • VCU Foundation
    • Westminster Canterbury
    • Women of St. Stephen's

    Friend Sponsors:

    • Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Biley, Jr.
    • Central Diesel Inc.
    • Carol Roper Hoffler
    • Custom Kitchens
    • Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners
    • Liz Hart Designs
    • Jen Ronga
    • Mike & Susan Gracik
    • Real Property Management: Richmond Metro
    • TCV Trust and Wealth Management

    Survivor Sponsors:

    • Kathy Pearson
    • Real Property Management: Richmond Metro
    • Tech Painting

    Media Sponsor: CBS6

Photos from previous Women & Wellness Forum Series

  • Woman & Wellness slide 1
  • Woman & Wellness slide 2
  • Dr. Gordon Ginder, 2017 Tradition Series Speaker Jackie Walters, and Dr. Harry Bear

We look forward to your continued support of women's cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center!

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