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M. D. Anderson Dedicates Events to Women’s Cancers, Health Issues

M. D. Anderson Dedicates Events to Women’s Cancers, Health Issues
Back-to-Back Events Planned to Present Educational Information, Raise Funds for Research
M. D. Anderson News Release 10/08/01

On Thursday, Oct. 18, women’s health advocates and supporters of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will zero in on women’s cancers and other health concerns to spread the word and the philanthropy.

During the day, M. D. Anderson is presenting the Healthy Woman's Symposium:  An Innovative Conference for Women About Women, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the J. W. Marriott Hotel, 5150 Westheimer Road.  Proceeds from the symposium will fund M. D. Anderson programs, including the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Research Program, the Nellie B. Connally Breast Cancer Fund and outreach efforts of the Public Education Office.

Programs for the Healthy Woman’s Symposium include "Healthy Women in the 21st Century" by New York Times best-selling author Gail Sheehy, who is best known for Passages, her book examining the stages of adult development; "Making the Most of Your Well-Woman's Check-Up," which will illustrate how a woman can maximize time with her doctor during her annual check up; "Heart Disease - What Women Need to Know"; and "Laughing Your Way Through Stress."

In the evening, the cancer center is teaming up with Saks Fifth Avenue for its annual Fashion Targets Breast Cancer in store reception directly across the street from the symposium site.  The kick-off festivities will launch a weekend of shopping - Oct. 18-21 - throughout the store.  During the four-day event, two percent of all sales will be donated to the Nellie B. Connally Breast Cancer Fund at M. D. Anderson.

Along with gourmet food and power-shopping, high notes at Saks Fifth Avenue will be appearances by fashion designers Bob Mackie, Kay Unger, Jay Strongwater, Katy Briscoe, Nancey Chapman and celebrity hair stylist Jose Eber. A collection of Mackie’s vintage movie star gowns, Glick/DeBeers’ "Million Dollar Display of Diamonds" and an Eber-engineered fantasy hair presentation also will sparkle in the night.

To receive information about Healthy Woman's Symposium, please call 713/792-2765.
For more information about Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, please call 713/792-3450.


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