Part of achieving good health and wellness is being able to talk about the darkness difficult times bring. It’s also about showing that no one has to go through these experiences alone. When breast cancer strikes, it doesn’t just affect the patient. Friends and family also need support to become someone their ailing loved one can learn on.
It’s with these ideas that ICANSSERVE Foundation, now celebrating their 20th anniversary, presents Silver Linings once again this Sept. 28 at the PICC. This summit is for the Philippine breast cancer community.
The day-long event offers forums to address the different needs of breast cancer patients, their family, friends, and supportive medical team. It also gathers a vast community of around 2,000 cancer survivors.
Topics reach from personal matters to advocacy-based sentiments. It also deals with hard questions: Can one have children after cancer? Can one find a job after cancer? How do cancer patients deal with a Stage 4 diagnosis? Does cancer run in my family?
Silver Linings is also about enriching the healing and coping process via storytelling, meditation, and yoga. Another important aspect is how the summit can help those looking for financial aid to find the right channels and a discussion on the new Cancer Law.
Apart from this, there will be free X-rays and consults with doctors.
ICANSERVE Foundation Inc is a Philippine-based NGO that promotes early breast cancer detection, access to accurate diagnosis, and timely treatment. It is the only foundation that has institutionalized early breast cancer detection in partnership with local government sectors. It has also begun standardizing patient navigation through local laws.
Silver Linings will be on September 28, 2019, Saturday at the PICC, Pasay City from 8 am to 5 pm. Registration fee is P500 to include meals. Click here to register for the event.
Silver Linings is brought to you by Unilab, LifeScience, AC Health, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Del Monte, Pfizer Philippines, Roche, the De Guzman group, The Good Seed, Bayo, New World Diagnostics, and Parkway Cancer Center.