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Thursday, September 25, 2008

5TH Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium


The 5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium is Thursday, October 16, 2008, 5:30pm, in the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna. The event, now in its fifth year, coincides with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Leading the emphasis for the annual symposium is Marianna’s own Mrs. Lanet James. Lanet has tirelessly led the charge to educate women in the community about Breast Cancer.
Jackson Hospital, for the fifth year, is a key sponsor for the Symposium which provides a focused venue about Breast Cancer; the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Collaborating with Mrs. James, along with Jackson Hospital, is the Jackson County Health Department, American Cancer Society, Avon Breast Foundation and Steven H. Stokes, M.D., of North Florida Cancer Care.
This year’s Symposium guest speakers are Dr. Helen Krontiras, University of Alabama Birmingham, who is at the forefront of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; Dr. Larry Harper, Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Shannon Powell, Director of Radiology, Jackson Hospital.
There is no cost to attend this event nor is it limited to women. This year’s event is expected to be standing room only, so advance registration is requested by contacting Kathryn Jordan, Community Educator at Jackson Hospital, (850)718-2661 or Karen Talley, Education Assistant at (850)718-2842. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for nursing professionals.
Jackson Hospital received the 2006 Patient Champion Award from the American Cancer Society in recognition of outstanding staff and volunteer commitment to serving cancer patients.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kathryn Jordan, please call Rosie at 850/718-2696 or email her at

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