Tickets are now available to Emanuel Cancer Center’s 14th annual Women’s Cancer Awareness Event where author Geralyn Lucas is the featured speaker.
Lucas wrote "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy," a humorous – and poignant – memoir of her journey through breast cancer that was later turned into a television movie.
The Women’s Cancer Awareness Event will be held Tuesday, October 11 and is presented by Emanuel Cancer Center. Modesto-based modern do-wop group The Sensations are also on the program. The event will be held at Monte Vista Chapel at 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., beginning with hosted hors d’oeuvres at 6pm. The always moving procession of cancer survivors will begin at 7pm with the performance events to follow.
Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets by emailing your name, mailing address and number of tickets needed to email@example.com, by phoning Emanuel Cancer Center at 664-2434, or by texting "TICKETS" to 88788.
Lucas was 27 when she was learned she had breast cancer.
"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I promised that I would share my story with other women to help take away the fear of breast cancer and encourage them to get checked," Lucas wrote when the movie based on her book came out. "Although it is ‘my’ story, it is all of ours. Please share your story with your family and friends. The more we talk about it, the more we can take away the fear. And remember, live up to your lipstick!"
Opened in 2007, the Emanuel Cancer Center brings world-class cancer care to Turlock. The Center is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in recognition of its quality of treatment and care – a commendation only awarded to about 20 percent of cancer programs in the country. The Emanuel Cancer Center includes advanced diagnostic services at the Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center, medical oncology, radiation oncology at Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center, surgical and other services for cancer patients and their families. Patients at Emanuel Cancer Center can also participate in clinical trials of new treatments.