Breast Cancer Support Services Hosts Free Seminar For Breast Cancer Survivors

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Breast Cancer Support Services will host its free half-day seminar exclusively for breast cancer survivors on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All survivors in the greater Chattanooga area are invited to the UTC University Center to have fun meeting new friends and learning ways to stay healthy.  This much-anticipated annual event is presented by Breast Cancer Support Services (formerly Y-ME Chattanooga) and sponsored by the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center. Moving On after Breast Cancer: Mind, Body & Soul will highlight ways to achieve optimum health and peace during and after treatment.  New guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society emphasize the importance of healthy eating and exercising.

Survivors will start the day with a presentation, All you need is Love: The benefits of peer support for breast cancer survivors given by licensed clinical social worker, Susan Ewing. A local nutritionist will share ideas and advice about how to find foods that assist in maintaining energy and fighting fatigue.   Fitness options will also be offered. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably for a relaxing format that will feature Yoga, Zumba and Tai Ji.  New this year: practice breathing, relaxation and compassion for yourself by joining an Introduction to Mindfulness.

According to cancer.org, more and more evidence suggests that being overweight or obese raises the risk for recurrence and reduces the odds of survival for many cancers. Research also strongly suggests that most exercise is safe during cancer treatment and can improve physical functioning and many aspects of quality of life. Moderate exercise has been shown to improve fatigue (extreme tiredness), anxiety, and help with self-esteem.

If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like to register for the free seminar that includes a light, nutritious lunch, simply email your name, address and phone number to info@bcss-chattanooga.org or call 629-2445.       


Community Event And Health Fair For National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

In conjunction with National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, The BLUES Project of Chattanooga will host its annual Baby Shower and Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center, 1010 N. Moore Road. Lunch will be provided, along with entertainment for the family and lots of door prizes. Vendors will be available to ... (click for more)

BlueCross Foundation Commits $1 Million To Neonatal Abstinence Fight

In response to a surge of babies being born dependent on drugs and suffering the painful symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant for construction of a new NAS treatment unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. “Our experience with our members has taught us how widespread a ... (click for more)

School Board Unanimously Makes Cuts To Teacher Insurance; Spouses Can Only Stay On If They Have No Other Insurance

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to Increase the premium for spouses by $100 - a move officials said would save the schools from $2,040,000 to $3,040,000. Spouses will not continue to be covered if they have insurance available to them on their jobs. School officials said the 1,700 spouses on county school insurance last year had $10 million in claims. ... (click for more)

City Audit Hits Travel Abuses By Top Chattanooga Library Personnel; Report Forwarded To State On Possible Fraud

A report by Internal City Auditor Stan Sewell found travel abuses by top personnel of the Chattanooga Library. The auditor said he found possible instances of fraud and forwarded information to state officials in regard to "reported potential fraudulent activity" by Margaret Backus, Systems Administrator and Nathaniel Hill, Assistant Library Director. The report says, ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)