Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Central Coast Cancer Challenge

Join us for the Central Coast Cancer Challenge on September 18, 2010 to benefit cancer support in our county! This will be a fun day for the whole family!!

Register to walk, run, ride or volunteer @ www.CentralCoastCancerChallenge.com

Hurry spots are filling up quick!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Olympic Torch - Very Special Escorts

The Winter Olympics are almost upon us and the eyes of the world are on Vancouver, Canada .
ABREAST IN A BOAT, the very first breast cancer survivor dragon boat team in the world will be participating in escorting THE OLYMPIC TORCH to its final destination before the 2010 Games begin. 
On February 12, 2010, after crossing Canada for 106 days, the last two torch relays will be completed by dragon boats.  At approximately 1:00 pm (Pacific Time) 20 members of Abreast In A Boat, a steer and a drummer will have the honour of being a part of the six boat flotilla that will shadow the two torch relay boats escorting the Olympic Torch to Yale Town . 
Dr Don McKenzie, founder of Abreast In A Boat, will have a seat in one of the two relay boats carrying the torch.  What an incredible opportunity for everyone involved, and in particular, for breast cancer survivors around the world. 
On behalf of the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission I am delighted to share this news. It is very fitting that our ‘Dr Don’ – an amazingly generous and humble man – who has given us the gift of the dragon boat, coupled with the brave originals from Abreast In A Boat, should be so honoured. This is such an affirmation of Dr Don McKenzie’s work re -exercise and chronic disease.
Without the work of Dr Don McKenzie and those brave originals in Vancouver – none of us would be enjoying the fitness, fun and camaraderie that comes post diagnosis of this insidious disease.
Visit this link for further Torch Relay details http://ibcpc.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ee31c379838a1b7596cb7f160&id=1f2bbb5722&e=58870b1403

Michelle Hanton OAM
Executive President – International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission
Founder - Dragons Abreast Australia
GPO Box 1948
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 2010!

Happy New Year!

We have a great meeting planned for January, please join us at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center- Tuesday, January 19, 2010- 6:00pm.

Speaker: Shoosh
Enhancement, Inc (breast cancer retreats, lymphedema education and more...)

Feel free to bring your own snack or dinner.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, November 16, 2009

November meeting!

November is here, and our meeting it tomorrow!
Please join us for an update from local ObGyn, Dr. Stefanie Mikulics, she will be sharing updates and wisdom for women with cancer and issues that we face as survivors!

Also, I will be sharing updates from my meeting to Austin, Texas - Livestrong headquarters and the Young Adult Alliance meeting!

Please join us at 6:00- try not to be late, Dr Mikulics will only be with us for a short time!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October 2009 Update

Tuesday October 6th Central Coast Thermography will be presenting "Medical Breast Thermography for early detection, intervention & prevention of breast disease" at the regular meeting of the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support Group.
Time: 5:30 P.M.
Place: Hearst Cancer Resource Center, San Luis Obispo
Facilitator: Jan May
For more info, please contact either Jan by email (see above) or call the Hearst Cancer Resource Center @ 542-6234

Monday October 12th Central Coast Thermography will be presenting as above in Paso Robles:
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: River Oaks Hot Spring Spa, Paso Robles
For more info &/or reservations, please call 441-5557 or visit www.centralcoastthermography.com

Saturday October 17th: Awakening the Dragon!
Time: 2-4 PM
Place: Tidelands Park, Morro Bay
Come help the SurviveOars celebrate our new Dragon Boat, learn about Dragon Boat Racing (& practicing), help SurviveOars raise money for racing events by participating in our silent auction. Bring your family for some outdoor fun.
For more info, email surviveoars@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Relay For Life - Cal Poly

Hey fellow survivors! Cal Poly is looking for a few good men and women SURVIVORS to walk the survivor lap at their Relay for Life:

Cal Poly Relay for Life

May 16, 2009

Cal Poly - Dexter Lawn (near the Library)

I hope that you can all join us! To learn more please go to their website: www.relayforlife.org/calpolyca or email Ashley at anjames85@comcast.net

Friday, April 17, 2009


Our monthly meeting is scheduled the third Tuesday of each month.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2009
  • 6 pm
  • Hearst Cancer Resource Center, 1941 Johnson Avenue, 2nd Floor, SLO

We have our very own Cheryl Hertan talking about what a Cancer Registrar is, and what they do! She will share some very interesting insight about coordinating a local tumor board and collecting local cancer treatment data and how it is then forwarded on to a state and national level.

Please RSVP to:

  • Hayley@CometRealty.com
  • ShannonDacquisto@yahoo.com

On another note, the Hearst Cancer Resource Center is having an open house the same day, so please stop by earlier in the day if you get a chance!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
9am - 6pm
Hearst Cancer Resource Center
1941 Johnson Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Luis Obispo, CA