Women Survivors Alliance Announces Nation’s First National Women’s Survivors Convention
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) will host its inaugural event, the nation’s premier National Women’s Survivors Convention, August 22-24, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
Guest speakers for the inaugural event include Shannon Miller, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and World Champion Cancer Survivor; Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater and World Champion Cancer Survivor; Tabitha Coffey, Bravo TV television personality; Diem Brown, MTV, People Magazine and Geralyn Lucas, Author, Producer and Activist, among many others.
“Nashville is the perfect city to lay claim to this unique convention with our world-class cancer clinical community and our tradition of music entertainment,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our centralized location is well-suited for a convention with a national scope, and Gaylord Opryland pairs the southern hospitality that Nashville is known for with the convenience of having everything you need under one roof.”
There are more than 7 million women cancer survivors in the United States. Survivors must address the long-term and life limiting effects of treatments including physical, emotional, psychosocial, sexual, legal and financial challenges and issues.
“The Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) has issued a national call to action for women affected by cancer so they can find their voice, improve their quality of life, embrace their new normal and help others,” says Karen Shayne, Founder and Executive Director National Women’s Survivors Convention. “The convention will bring together more than 2,000 survivors, caregivers, family members and health care professionals so they can share in a powerful way.”
This three-day, one-of-a-kind experience for women survivors of all types of cancers offer a program of interactive workshops, keynotes, networking with other survivors, a special track for younger survivors (ages 18-35), an expo, makeovers, spa experiences, a 5K, individual breakout sessions/demonstrations and a celebrity concert finale. Events surrounding the conference include a national cancer survivor life makeover contest, fashion show and survivor home makeover.
For more information, interviews, images, etc., contact Jeanna Zelin at 480.298.0928 or Jeanna@lightboxpr.com. To register for the conference or more information, visit: http://www.survivorsconvention.com/
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SOURCE The Women Survivors Alliance